Daniel BarenboimPianist and conductor. Born 15 November 1942
Daniel Barenboim Biography (Wikipedia)
Daniel Barenboim, KBE (Hebrew: דניאל בארנבוים; born 15 November 1942) is a pianist and conductor who is a citizen of Argentina, Israel, Palestine, and Spain.
The current general music director of the Berlin State Opera and the Staatskapelle Berlin, Barenboim previously served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and La Scala in Milan. Barenboim is known for his work with the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, a Seville-based orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians, and as a resolute critic of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.
Barenboim has received many awards and prizes, including seven Grammy awards, an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, France's Légion d'honneur both as a Commander and Grand Officier, and the German Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz mit Stern und Schulterband. Together with the Palestinian-American scholar Edward Said, he was given Spain's Prince of Asturias Concord Award. Barenboim is a polyglot, fluent in Spanish, Hebrew, English, French, Italian, and German. A self-described Spinozist, he is significantly influenced by Spinoza's life and thought.
- Barenboim's speech and "Land of Hope and Glory" excerpt (2017)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p058y6ff.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p058y6ff.jpg2017-07-17T14:05:00.000ZDaniel Barenboim addresses the audience before conducting the Staatskapelle Berlin in Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ("Land of Hope and Glory").https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p058y4np
Barenboim's speech and "Land of Hope and Glory" excerpt (2017)
- What is the role of conductor and orchestra?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p058s9j0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p058s9j0.jpg2017-07-15T16:16:00.000ZDaniel Barenboim reflects on the roles of conductor and orchestrahttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p058s9fc
What is the role of conductor and orchestra?
- A maestro on why he thinks Lisa Batiashvili is such a good violinisthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p058s8sy.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p058s8sy.jpg2017-07-15T15:57:00.000ZDaniel Barenboim explains why he thinks Lisa Batiashvili is such a good violinisthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p058s8jq
A maestro on why he thinks Lisa Batiashvili is such a good violinist
- Richard Wagner: Lohengrin - Prelude to Act lllhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03q79j0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03q79j0.jpg2016-08-28T18:30:00.000ZWith the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p045ml64
Richard Wagner: Lohengrin - Prelude to Act lll
- Daniel Barenboim addresses the Ring audiencehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ddf8b.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ddf8b.jpg2013-07-28T23:01:00.000ZConductor Daniel Barenboim addresses the audience at the end of his BBC Proms Ring Cycle.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01ddfdr
Daniel Barenboim addresses the Ring audience
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