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1 Estampes L.100 / Pagodes
2 Estampes L.100 / La Soiree dans Grenade
3 Estampes L.100 / Jardins sous la pluie
4 Suite bergamasque L. 75 / Clair de lune
5 La plus que lente L. 121
6 Elegie L. 38
7 Preludes pour Piano, Premiere livre L.117 / Danseuses de Delphes
8 Preludes pour Piano, Premiere livre L.117 / Voiles
9 Preludes pour Piano, Premiere livre L.117 / Le Vent dans la plaine
10 Preludes pour Piano, Premiere livre L.117 / Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir
11 Preludes pour Piano, Premiere livre L.117 / Les Collines d'Anacapri
12 Preludes pour Piano, Premiere livre L.117 / Des pas sur la neige
13 Preludes pour Piano, Premiere livre L.117 / Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest
14 Preludes pour Piano, Premiere livre L.117 / La Fille aux cheveux de lin
15 Preludes pour Piano, Premiere livre L.117 / La Serenade interrompue
16 Preludes pour Piano, Premiere livre L.117 / La Cathedrale engloutie
17 Preludes pour Piano, Premiere livre L.117 / La Danse de Puck
18 Preludes pour Piano, Premiere livre L.117 / Minstrels
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One of the most important artists of our time, Daniel Barenboim releases a collection of beloved Debussy pieces in time for the French composer's centenary, including Estampes, Suite bergamasque and Preludes, L.117.
After Barenboim - The legendary conductor resigns from the Berlin Staatsoper / VANVAN's Hartmut Welscher writes……Every era has to end. Except, so it seemed, the Daniel Barenboim Era at the Berlin Staatsoper. His legacy for the musical life of Berlin is so monumental precisely because it extends far past the city’s musical life. Instead of merely administering his legacy, the Staatsoper needs a fresh start.When Daniel Barenboim signed his contract as the new General Music Director of the ...
Daniel Barenboim - Schumann: The Symphonies with Berlin Staatskapelle is the WFMT: Featured New ReleaseDeutsche Grammophon is proud to be honouring the supreme artistry of Daniel Barenboim on his 80th birthday TODAY 15 November. The great pianist and conductor’s remarkable legacy of recordings for the Yellow Label remains the focus of a major campaign comprising three albums, two DG Stage concerts and a series of e-video releases. DG has released Barenboim’s latest readings of Schumann’s four symphonies, rec...
Daniel Barenboim - Schumann: The Symphonies makes 'ABC: Classic 'New Releases'ABC: Classic writes….Hear new music by Australian composer Alice Chance, new music from the Classic Australia series and Daniel Barenboim's latest recordings with the Staatskapelle Berlin in this week's New Releases hour (6pm Monday) on Classic Drive.Daniel Barenboim's latest releases – Schumann's four symphonies recorded in 2021 with his Staatskapelle Berlin – follow his acclaimed Brahms cycle from 2018."L...
There is a great deal to admire in Daniel Barenboim's approach in third set of Schumann symphonies / THE CLASSIC REVIEWTHE CLASSIC REVIEW's David A. McConnell writes….This is Barenboim’s third set of Schumann symphonies. The first was recorded in the late 1970s with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra when he was their principal guest conductor. The next set, recorded by Teldec (now Warner Classics) was with the Staatskapelle Berlin, their sumptuous autumnal colorings a stark contrast to the brighter and leaner colors of Chicago...
Daniel Barenboim impresses through sensibility, touch, and the construction of his interpretation / Radio Romania MuzicalDeutsche Grammophon honoured the supreme artistry of Daniel Barenboim throughout 2022 for his 80th birthday this November. The great pianist and conductor’s remarkable legacy of recordings for the Yellow Label was the focus of a major campaign comprising three albums, two DG Stage concerts and a series of e-video releases. The anniversary celebrations began on 31 December 2021 with the release of an e-singl...
Daniel Barenboim is set to release a trio of albums in celebration of his 80th birthday / PianistPianist writes…..In celebration of his 80th birthday this year, piano legend Daniel Barenboim will release three separate albums across the year. He's also set to give two concerts on the DG stage. The first album 'Encores' will be released on 25 March, Mendelssohn’s Lieder ohne Worte on 29 July, and Schumann's four symphonies on 7 October. The celebrations of Barenboim's birthday, which is on 15 November, ...
Daniel Barenboim's new album 'Encores' celebrates his 80th birthday / udiscovermusic.Daniel Barenboim’s new album features a selection of his favourite encores and marks the start of celebrations to mark his 80th birthday year.udiscovermusic. - Sharon Kelly writes…..Daniel Barenboim has announced he will release his new album Encores, to celebrate his 80th birthday year, on 25 March 2022. The new selection of the pianist’s favourite encores was specially recorded at Daniel Barenboim’s Pierr...
Daniel Barenboim: Beethoven's Complete Piano Sonatas is the work of a mature artist / Financial Times
Pensive playing touches hidden depths and stretches the music for expressive effect During the lockdown Daniel Barenboim said he had more time to play the piano than for 50 years. One of the outcomes is a new recording of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas, plus the late Diabelli Variations, to mark the composer's 250th anniversary. This is music that has followed Barenboim throughout...
Elina Garanca and the illustrious Berlin Statskapelle under Daniel Barenboim gives a convincing and impressively idiomatic account of Elgar's Sea Pictures / LIMELIGHT
Globalisation has perhaps liberated some music from a national straight jacket: until recently Dame Janet Baker's recording of Elgar's Sea Pictures cast a seemingly endless shadow but Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and the illustrious Berlin Statskapelle under Daniel Barenboim gives a convincing and impressively idiomatic account, considering that little of the poetry is top notch and the ...
Whether from the piano stool or podium, Daniel Barenboim is a sympathetic and natural accompanist / THE CLASSIC REVIEW
This new album by Decca includes two pieces Barenboim has recorded before, as part of his Elgar series with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the mid to late 1970. In his older, impressive, and often overlooked version of "Sea Pictures" with the LPO, Yvonne Minto sang the Mezzo-Soprano role. In this newer Sea Pictures Barenboim is joined by mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča, conducting the Staatsk...
Daniel Barenboim - Elgar 'Sea Pictures,' 'Falstaff' is a lovely performance / theartsdesk
It's to mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča's huge credit that I found myself listening to the texts Elgar set in his Sea Pictures more closely than usual. She's superb – rich-toned, and with excellent diction, her efforts highlighting my problem with this song cycle, namely that the poems set are a tad variable. "Where Corals Lie" and "Sea Slumber Song" work for me, but "The Swimmer" is too word...
Who is Daniel Barenboim? / udiscovermusic.
Daniel Barenboim is one of the most famous classical musicians on the planet and one of the greatest artists of our time. As a pianist he is particularly admired for his interpretations of the works of Mozart and Beethoven. Since his conducting debut in 1967 he has been in great demand as a conductor with the world's leading orchestras. Daniel Barenboim was married to cellist Jacqueline du Pré and...
Daniel Barenboim - Elgar 'Sea Pictures,' 'Falstaff' is the WFMT: Featured New Release
Daniel Barenboim and Decca Classics continue their acclaimed Elgar series, recording Sea Pictures again after four decades and paired with the symphonic poem Falstaff. Recorded live in the winter of 2019, the album features the Berlin Staatskapelle and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča in her first recording of Sea Pictures. For July 30 2020, Daniel Barenboim Elgar -Sea Pictures, Falstaff is...
Barenboim and Elgar. A musical love story continues / The New York Times
In recent years, the conductor Daniel Barenboim and his Staatskapelle Berlin have released a series of recordings of works by Edward Elgar. A fifth album in Daniel Barenboim's Elgar cycle with the Staatskapelle Berlin comes out today Friday Outside England, the music of Elgar (1857-1934) still has a crusty, flag-waving reputation, despite the efforts of musicologists and the advocacy of mu...
After 12 years, a Chicago homecoming for Daniel Barenboim / WTTW
It has been 12 years since conductor Daniel Barenboim last stepped onto the podium at Symphony Center to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. And the orchestra's mighty massing of stellar musicians has shifted considerably since he served as its music director from 1991 to 2006. But on Monday, at an intimate press conference celebrating his return visit to the city, Barenboim expressed his delight at wha...
Daniel Barenboim, Berlin Staatskapelle - Brahms Symphonies is WRTI: Classical Album of the Week
In the United States, Daniel Barenboim's name is closely associated with the Chicago Symphony, where he was music director from 1991-2006, and with whom he recorded the Brahms Symphonies in 2000. Since 1992 he has been music director of the nearly 450-year-old Staatskapelle Berlin, an orchestra which remains less well-known than the Berlin Philharmonic, due in part to its location in the former East Berl...
Daniel Barenboim, Berlin Staatskapelle - Brahms Symphonies is KDFC: Album Of the Week
Conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim is one of the lions of classical music in our time, and a new recording from him is always an occasion of note. Barenboim first recorded all four of the Brahms Symphonies in 1993 with the Chicago Symphony. Now he has released another set of the Brahms, conducting the Berlin State Orchestra. Significantly, this is the first recording from Berlin's Pierre Boulez Saal,...
Daniel Barenboim, Berlin Staatskapelle - Brahms Symphonies is KUSC: Album Of the Week
Conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim is one of the lions of classical music in our time, and a new recording from him is always an occasion of note. Barenboim first recorded all four of the Brahms Symphonies in 1993 with the Chicago Symphony. Now he has released another set of the Brahms, conducting the Berlin State Orchestra. Significantly, this is the first recording from Berlin's Pierre Boulez S...
Daniel Barenboim Brahms Symphonies is CLASSIC fM: Drive Discovery
Throughout the week Classic FM's presenters bring you the best new recordings, including world exclusives and premiere broadcasts of latest releases. This week, John Brunning's Drive Discovery features; Daniel Barenboim - Brahms Symphonies on Deutsche Grammophon. Another returning legend tackling repertoire that defined an entire career: this time, the great conductor, pianist and educator Daniel Bar...
Daniel Barenboim leading Berlin Staatskapelle in Brahms Symphonies is WFMT: Featured New Release
The first orchestral recording from Berlin's Pierre Boulez Saal, ‘Brahms: The Symphonies' is a four-CD set featuring Boulez's beloved friend and colleague Daniel Barenboim conducting the Berlin Staatskapelle in all four symphonic masterpieces from the great Romantic composer. "Daniel Barenboim no longer needs to assert himself. To my mind, this is virtually an ideal prerequisite for interpreting Br...
Daniel Barenboim - Debussy is WFMT 'Featured New Release'
Daniel Barenboim celebrates the legacy of Claude Debussy, whom he extols as "the artist of illusion," with his first album devoted to the composer's piano music. His interpretations are enriched by a profound knowledge of Debussy's orchestral works, which Barenboim explored intensively as principal conductor of the Paris Orchestra. Here, using wholly pianistic means, he creates an imaginary orchestra wit...
CLASSIC fM celebrates Daniel Barenboim's 75th birthday with full day of programming & 46-CD box-set giveaway
15th November 2017 marks a significant day in the classical music calendar – it's the 75th birthday of one of the world's most respected and prolific musicians: Daniel Barenboim. To mark the birthday of the great conductor and pianist, CLASSIC fM is celebrating with a whole day of music and special shows! And we're giving you the chance to win a 46-CD box-set of his recording...
WWFM - Between the Keys celebrates Daniel Barenboim's 75th birthday
Between the Keys celebrates Daniel Barenboim's 75th birthday with his rare Deutsche Grammophon recording of Franz Liszt's monumental Piano Sonata in B Minor, plus other works. Join Jed Distler, Artist in Residence for The Classical Network TODAY!! Tuesday November 14th at 10:00 PM for Between the Keys, with a rebroadcast Monday afternoon November 20th at 3:00 PM. Between the Keys may or may n...
Daniel Barenboim visits West Bank for first time in nearly a decade / BBC News
Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim, has been visiting the West Bank for the first time in nearly a decade - to work with young Palestinian musicians. He has been a strong opponent of Israel's occupation of land that the Palestinians want for their future state, saying his visit was timed to remember the 50th anniversary of the 1967 war - when Israel captured East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaz...
Daniel Barenboim launches 'Parallels & Paradoxes' / Pizzicato
Conductor Daniel Barenboim (74) has started a series of YouTube discussions, Parallels & Paradoxes, which brings him face to face with a grand variety of representatives from different disciplines of art. « Through debating a wide range of topics and diving deep into an interdisciplinary discourse, multiple parallels and paradoxes between arts, philosophical standpoints and the understanding of...
Daniel Barenboim, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra - Hommage A Boulez / theguardian review
Since Pierre Boulez's death at the beginning of 2016, Daniel Barenboim's tribute to his friend and musical collaborator for more than half a century has been heartfelt and wide-ranging. Two weeks ago, the Pierre Boulez Saal, the chamber-music hall designed by Frank Gehry for the Barenboim-Said Akademie, was inaugurated in Berlin, with the first concert by the newly formed Boulez Ensemble, and this album ...
Daniel Barenboim and friends on working with Pierre Boulez / Gramophone
Daniel Barenboim's YouTube channel is well worth a visit, as it contains some fascinating insights from one of the most experienced and highly-regarded musicians of our time. In his latest video, Barenboim dicusses what it was like to work with Pierre Boulez with two members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Jussef Eisa and Michael Barenboim. Enjoy the video below: Barenboim's latest album for...
Pierre Boulez Saal - opening concert: a sensual listening experience / Financial Times
Daniel Barenboim showcased Boulez's ferociously complex music and Gehry's new concert hall as The Boulez Ensemble performed on the opening night of the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin. Barenboim has an agenda. More than 600 invited guests, among them the German president Joachim Gauck, finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble, and mayor Michael Müller, gathered to hear him open his new chamber...
Berlin's new 'Pierre Boulez Saal' thrills / Los Angeles Times
The German city of Hamburg has become a media darling with its awesome Elbphilharmonie, a new concert hall that stands taller, cost more and is more gawk-able than any other. Berlin, however, now has the exact opposite in the graceful, airy, idealistic Pierre Boulez Saal, which opened here Saturday night. Rather than stand tall, it stands for something. Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim conceived hi...
Frank Gehry and Daniel Barenboim on their new concert hall in Berlin / New York Times
It started with the scribble of an oval. Several years ago the architect Frank Gehry, known to begin his building projects with expressive and curvy sketches, drew the crude shape for Daniel Barenboim, the conductor and pianist who had enlisted him to design a new chamber music hall here. Mr. Gehry forgot the drawing, he recalled during an interview with Mr. Barenboim at the completed concert hall, named...
Daniel Barenboim - Sticking With It / Wisconsin Public Radio
At the age of twelve, Daniel Barenboim was a poised, accomplished pianist with three years of major concerts to his credit. In the summer of 1955, he was taking a conducting class at the Salzburg Mozarteum. The school had brought in a series of guest teachers, conductors who were working at the Salzburg Festival, each of whom would instruct the class for a day. Among the guest teachers was the formidable...
Barenboim is brilliant leading the Staatskapelle Berlin in Bruckner and Mozart / Huffington Post review
Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin are performing all nine Bruckner symphonies over the course of nine evenings at Carnegie Hall, coupling each symphony with a Mozart piano concerto, led by Barenboim from the piano. Night six (January 25) of this historic Bruckner cycle-unprecedented in this country-meant Symphony No. 6 in A major, plus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major. READ ...
Barenboim is a Bruckner Guy / The New Yorker
While I didn't have the privilege of lounging in a cigar bar with the celebrated conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim, I did have the pleasure of attending three concerts of his cycle of Bruckner Symphonies at Carnegie Hall with the Staatskapelle Berlin orchestra, which closed on Sunday afternoon-the first complete cycle ever presented there. For an accurate overview, I decided to take in three of the ...
The Barenboim piano unveiled / Musical Toronto
Steinway instruments, which have been the gold standard in pianos for a very long time and are nearly always the first choice of concert artists, have proven to be nearly ideal for repertoire from Bach to Elliot Carter. Daniel Barenboim was one of those artists, until he had the opportunity in 2011 to play an instrument originally owned by Franz Liszt. Struck by the "transparent sound quality and dis...
Daniel Barenboim on how to enjoy Bruckner / Playbill Q&A
Anton Bruckner's symphonies thunder with apocalyptic power, weep with unaffected grief, dance with earthy country humor, and astonish with their sheer magnificence of sound. In a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience, Daniel Barenboim-one of the great Bruckner conductors of our time-returns to Carnegie Hall after a four-year absence to lead the Staatskapelle Berlin in the numbered symphonies of the r...
Daniel Barenboim's New York Anniversary / The New Yorker
Daniel Barenboim, the matchless Argentine-Israeli pianist (his two Mozart-concerto cycles remain references), conductor, activist (the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which he founded with the late Edward Said, bringing together Israeli and Palestinian musicians, is now in its seventeenth year), and general bon vivant (his taste for cigars led him to meet with a reporter at a cigar club opposite Carnegie H...
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