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Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim


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, Daniel Barenboim conducts Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius

Katherine listens to a blistering new performance of Elgar's religious masterwork, with Andrew Staples, Catherine Wyn-Rogers and Thomas Hampson.

 Recording of the Week, New Year's Concert 2014

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker in the traditional New Year’s Day programme of waltzes, polkas and marches from the Strauss Family and friends.

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