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Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim (Conductor)

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, Debussy from Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich and friends

Daniel and Michael Barenboim, Martha Argerich and Kian Soltani join forces for an all-Debussy programme, including the rarely-performed early Fantaisie for piano and orchestra.

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.

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