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Daniel Barenboim

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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto Daniel Barenboim 07:08
Kinderszenen, Op. 15 : Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15 - 7. Träumerei Daniel Barenboim 02:38
Tchaikovsky : 1812 Overture Op.49 Daniel Barenboim, Chicago Symphony Orchestra 15:05
Chopin: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65: II. Scherzo Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim 05:18
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending Pinchas Zukerman, English Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim 13:40
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488: II. Andante Daniel Barenboim 07:35
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio Daniel Barenboim 09:41
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": II. Allegretto Daniel Barenboim 02:25
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": III. Presto agitato Daniel Barenboim 07:45
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503: I. Allegro maestoso Daniel Barenboim 14:29


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Daniel Barenboim – born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 15, 1942 - is a world-renowned classical conductor. Notable for his spontaneous style, he has been artistic and musical director of major orchestras in several countries including the United States, Germany, and Israel. Celebrated for his performances and recordings of works by the core classical composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert, he has also conducted the music of Brahms, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner. Born in Argentina of Ukrainian Jewish descent with citizenship now in Palestine and Spain, Barenboim learned music from his parents and played his first recital aged seven. His parents moved to Israel in 1952 and after further study there, he went to Austria to study conducting. He made his debut as a pianist in Vienna in 1952 and also played in Rome, Paris, London, and New York with conductor Leopold Stokowski. He toured extensively and made his conducting debut with the English Chamber Orchestra in 1966. Subsequently, he conducted the Orchestre de Paris, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Berlin Staatskapelle. Daniel Barenboim has been music director of the Berlin State Opera and principal guest conductor of Milan's La Scala opera house. He has conducted the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Vienna Philharmonic and appeared at the Bayreuth Festival, the Israel Festival, and the BBC Proms in London. Outspoken in his belief in a two-state solution for the Palestine/Israel dilemma, Barenboim has been the center of controversy in Israel not least for his performances of works by Richard Wagner, who was known as a favorite of Adolf Hitler. The maestro's private life also caused a stir due to his relationship with Russian pianist Elena Bashkirova, whom he married shortly after the death in 1987 of his first wife, English cellist Jacqueline du Pré. He continues to perform and record and appeared at the Proms in July 2017 with the Staatskapelle Berlin performing Elgar's Second Symphony. Daniel Barenboim’s deep catalog includes releases such as Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas (2013), Verdi: Requiem (2013), Schubert: Piano Sonatas (2015), Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos (2016), Hommage à Boulez (2017), Brahms: The Symphonies (2018), Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 – 6 (2020), and New Year’s Concert/Neujahrskonzert 2022.