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Daniel Barenboim, Berlin Staatskapelle - Brahms Symphonies is WRTI: Classical Album of the Week

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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 Berlin and less relative exposure under decades of Communist rule.

For over a quarter-century Barenboim has consistently raised the international profile of the historic German ensemble, which is also the official orchestra of the Berlin State Opera, through touring and recordings of both orchestral and operatic repertoire.

Their latest offering continues that mission.

Newly released by Deutsche Grammophon, Daniel Barenboim's interpretation of Johannes Brahms' four symphonies with the Staatskapelle Berlin is the WRTI: Philadelphia - 'Classical Album of the Week.'  SEE THE PAGE