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Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim (Piano)

Born: 15th November 1942, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Daniel Barenboim (born November 15, 1942) is an Argentinean-Israeli pianist and conductor. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina; his parents were Russian Jews. He holds both Israeli and Spanish citizenship.

Barenboim first came to fame as a pianist but now is as well-known as a conductor, and for his work with mixed orchestras of Arabs and Jews, and for his collaboration with Palestinian activist Edward Said.

In 2001, Barenboim sparked a controversy in Israel by conducting the music of Wagner.

Further Reading: Daniel Barenboim

Recording of the Week, Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim perform piano duos

James listens to the new duet disc from two of today's greatest pianists – Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich.

Recording of the Week, Daniel Barenboim plays Chopin and conducts Tchaikovsky

The pianist joins Andris Nelsons and the Staatskapelle Berlin for the two Chopin piano concertos, and conducts an electrifying Pathétique with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which he co-founded with the late Edward Said.

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