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Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Richard Strauss' Don Quixote and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony at the Royal Festival Hall; Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents.

Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Richard Strauss's Don Quixote and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony.

Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall on 28th October.
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Strauss - Don Quixote

8.20: Interval

8.40
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5

Kian Soltani, cello
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, conductor

An epic tone poem rather than a concerto, Richard Strauss's Don Quixote calls upon a solo cello to represent the titular character of Miguel de Cervantes's novel. Each variation depicts one of the Don's exciting adventures, which include his decision to become a knight-errant, mistaking a herd of sheep for an approaching army and battles with magicians and knights. Composed less than a decade earlier in 1888, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 brings tonight's concert to a rousing conclusion.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music and featured items

  • Part 1

    Duration: 49:54

  • Richard Strauss

    Don Quixote Op. 35

    Performer: Kian Soltani. Performer: Miriam Manasherov. Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Interval

    Duration: 22:06

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Cello Sonata no.1 in F major, op.5 no.1

    Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Cello Sonatas & Variations.
    • EMI.
    • 1-3.
  • Part 2

    Duration: 52:32

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Post-concert

    Duration: 28:27

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Coffee Cantata, BWV 211

    Singer: Attila Fülöp. Singer: Gáti István. Singer: Krisztina Laki. Ensemble: Capella Savaria. Director: Pál Németh.

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