Daniel Barenboim

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Born: November 15, 1942  
Daniel Barenboim was born in Buenos Aires on November 15, 1942, into a family of Ukrainian Jewish descent. Daniel's mother was his first piano teacher; he later studied with his father, Enrique Barenboim, who was an eminent music professor. After playing for the noted violinist Adolph Busch, who was impressed by his talent, Daniel made his debut recital at the age of seven. In 1951, he played at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and observed Igor Read more Markevitch's conducting class. The family moved to Israel in 1952; two years later, Daniel went back to Salzburg for a conducting course with Markevitch, piano studies with Edwin Fischer, and chamber music performance with Enrico Mainardi. In the same year, he enrolled in the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, becoming, in 1956, one of the Academy's youngest graduates. He studied conducting with Carlo Zecchi at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, also attending Nadia Boulanger's music theory and composition class at Fontainebleau. After recitals in Paris in 1955, he made his London debut in 1956, playing a recital in Festival Hall as part of the Mozart bicentennial celebrations. His U.S. debut was at New York's Carnegie Hall on January 20, 1957, in Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1, with Leopold Stokowski conducting the Symphony of the Air. Later that year, he made his conducting debut in Haifa, Israel. His first North American recital was on January 17, 1958, in New York. Barenboim played his first cycle of the complete 32 piano sonatas of Beethoven in Tel Aviv in 1960 and then in New York. As a frequent conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra from 1964, he often appeared as soloist-conductor in concertos, touring with the ECO in Latin America and the Far East. Debuts with leading orchestras included the London Symphony Orchestra (New York, 1968), Berlin Philharmonic (1969), and New York Philharmonic (1970). Since then he has guest conducted virtually all of the world's leading orchestras. He led London's South Bank Summer Music Festival from 1968 to 1970. His first appearance conducting opera was at the Edinburgh Festival in 1973; his debut opera was Don Giovanni.

In 1967, Barenboim married the brilliant cellist Jacqueline Du Pré, with whom he made several exceptional recital recordings. The couple also participated in a number of excellent concert and documentary films for television directed by Christopher Nupen. Unfortunately, this partnership ended when Du Pré contracted multiple sclerosis, which forced her to end her playing career in 1972. (She died in 1987.)

Barenboim became music director of the Orchestre de Paris in 1975. In 1988, the French Minister of Culture announced Barenboim's appointment as artistic director of the new Bastille Opéra in Paris. Sadly, following political squabbles, which included disputes over money and artistic policy, a new Minister of Culture dismissed Barenboim in January 1989. However, that same month he was named as Sir George Solti's successor as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In 1992, Barenboim became music director of the Berlin State Opera, then named chief conductor for life by its orchestra in 2002. He has also received awards for his efforts to bring together and mentor young Israeli and Palestinian musicians.

Barenboim has a rich recorded repertoire as a conductor, pianist, accompanist, and chamber music player. Interestingly, as a pianist, he tends to focus on Mozart, Beethoven, and the early Romantics, while as a conductor he favors later Romantic music, particularly Brahms and Bruckner (he has won a medal from the Bruckner Society of America). With German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau he has played acclaimed recitals of lieder, notably those of Hugo Wolf. In 2004 he resigned his position in Chicago, citing stress brought on by the numerous nonmusical activities conductors of American orchestras are expected to undertake. Read less

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Born: November 15, 1942  
Daniel Barenboim was born in Buenos Aires on November 15, 1942, into a family of Ukrainian Jewish descent. Daniel's mother was his first piano teacher; he later studied with his father, Enrique Barenboim, who was an eminent music professor. After playing for the noted violinist Adolph Busch, who was impressed by his talent, Daniel made his debut recital at the age of seven. In 1951, he played at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and observed Igor Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, AV 150 - 1. Frühling
R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, AV 150 - 2. September
R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, AV 150 - 3. Beim Schlafengehen
R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, AV 150 - 4. Im Abendrot
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op.40 - Der Held
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op.40 - Des Helden Widersacher
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op.40 - Des Helden Gefährtin
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op.40 - Des Helden Walstatt
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op.40 - Des Helden Friedenswerke
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op.40 - Des Helden Weltflucht und Vollendung
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio di molto
3. Allegro, ma non tanto
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Adagio
3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco più presto
1. Allegro vivace e nobilmente
2. Larghetto
3. Rondo. Presto
4. Moderato e maestoso
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Andantino quasi allegretto
3. Molto moderato e maestoso
1. Allegro moderato
2. Romance
3. Allegro confuoco
1a. Requiem
1b. Kyrie Eleison
2a. Dies Irae
2b. Tuba Mirum
2c. Mors Stupebit
2d. Liber Scriptus
2e. Quid Sum Miser
2f. Rex Tremendae
2g. Recordare
2h. Ingemisco
2i. Confutatis
2j. Lacrymosa
3a. Offertorium - Domine, Jesu Christe
3b. Offertorium - Hostias
4. Sanctus
5. Agnus Dei
6. Lux Aeterna
7a. Libera Me - Libera Me
7b. Libera Me - Dies Irae
7c. Libera Me - Requiem Aeternam
7d. Libera Me - Libera Me
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No.2 - 1. Lever du jour
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No.2 - 2. Pantomime
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No.2 - 3. Danse générale
1. Rêveries. Passions (Largo - Allegro agitato ed appassionato assai)
2. Un bal (Valse: Allegro non troppo)
3. Scène aux champs (Adagio)
4. Marche au supplice (Allegretto non troppo)
5. Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat (Larghetto - Allegro - Ronde du Sabbat: Poco meno mosso)
Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2008 - Remaster): I. Introitus: Requiem aeternam -
Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2008 - Remaster): II. Kyrie
Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2008 - Remaster), III. Sequenz: 1. Dies irae
Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2008 - Remaster), III. Sequenz: 2. Tuba mirum
Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2008 - Remaster), III. Sequenz: 3. Rex tremendae
Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2008 - Remaster), III. Sequenz: 4. Recordare
Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2008 - Remaster), III. Sequenz: 5. Confutatis -
Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2008 - Remaster), III. Sequenz: 6. Lacrimosa
Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2008 - Remaster), IV. Offertorium: 1. Domine Jesu Christe - Quam olim Abrahae
Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2008 - Remaster), IV. Offertorium: 2. Hostias - Quam olim Abrahae
Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2008 - Remaster): V. Sanctus - Osanna
Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2008 - Remaster): VI. Benedictus - Osanna
Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2008 - Remaster): VII. Agnus Dei -
Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2008 - Remaster): VIII. Communio: Lux aeterna - Cum sanctis tuis
Te Deum (2008 Digital Remaster): Te Deum laudamus (choir/solo quartet)
Te Deum (2008 - Remaster): Te ergo quaesumus (solo quartet)
Te Deum (2008 - Remaster): Aeterna fac cum sanctis tuis (solo quartet/choir)
Te Deum (2008 - Remaster): Salvum fac populum tuum (solo quartet/choir)
Te Deum (2008 - Remaster): In te, Domine, speravi (choir/solo quartet)
Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042 (1986 Remastered Version): I. Allegro
Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042 (1986 Remastered Version): II. Adagio
Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042 (1986 Remastered Version): III. Allegro assai
1. Adagio - Moderato
2. Lento - Allegro molto
3. Adagio
4. Allegro
1. Drammatico
2. Allegro Appassionato
3. Giocoso
4. Lento
5. Maestoso
6. Tranquillo
7. Allegro Fantastico
Debussy: Nocturnes - Orchestral Version - 1. Nuages
Debussy: Nocturnes - Orchestral Version - 2. Fêtes
Debussy: Nocturnes - Orchestral Version - 3. Sirènes
Debussy: La Mer - 1. From Dawn Till Noon On The Sea (De l'aube à midi sur la mer)
Debussy: La Mer - 2. Play Of The Waves (Jeux de vagues)
Debussy: La Mer - 3. Dialogue Of The Wind And The Sea (Dialogue du vent et de la mer)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15 - 2. Largo
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15 - 3. Rondo (Allegro scherzando)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.19 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.19 - 2. Adagio
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.19 - 3. Rondo (Molto allegro)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37 - 2. Largo
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58 - 1. Allegro moderato
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58 - 2. Andante con moto
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58 - 3. Rondo (Vivace)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor" - 1. Allegro
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor" - 2. Adagio un poco mosso
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor" - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 3. Allegro Con Fuoco
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 In G Minor, Op.25 - 1. Molto allegro con fuoco
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 In G Minor, Op.25 - 2. Andante
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 In G Minor, Op.25 - 3. Presto
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A K488: I. Allegro (cadenza by Mozart)
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A K488: II. Adagio
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A K488: III. Allegro assai
Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra ,Op.80 'Choral Fantasia': Adagio
Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra ,Op.80 'Choral Fantasia': Finale - Allegro -
Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra ,Op.80 'Choral Fantasia': Allegro molto
Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra ,Op.80 'Choral Fantasia': Adagio, ma non troppo
Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra ,Op.80 'Choral Fantasia': Marica, assai vivace - Allegro
Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra ,Op.80 'Choral Fantasia': Allegretto, ma non troppo (quasi Andante con moto) - Presto
Te Deum (2000 - Remaster): Te Deum laudamus (choir/solo quartet)
Te Deum (2000 - Remaster): Te ergo quaesumus (solo quartet)
Te Deum (2000 - Remaster): Aeterna fac cum sanctis tuis (solo quartet/choir)
Te Deum (2000 - Remaster): Salvum fac populum tuum (solo quartet/choir)
Te Deum (2000 - Remaster): In te, Domine, speravi (choir/solo quartet)
Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21 - 1. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21 - 2. Andante cantabile con moto
Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21 - 3. Menuetto (Allegro molto e vivace)
Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21 - 4. Finale (Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace)
Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -"Eroica" - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -"Eroica" - 2. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)
Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -"Eroica" - 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -"Eroica" - 4. Finale (Allegro molto)
Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36 - 1. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36 - 2. Larghetto
Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro)
Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36 - 4. Allegro molto
Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60 - 1. Adagio - Allegro vivace
Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60 - 2. Adagio
Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60 - 3. Allegro vivace
Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60 - 4. Allegro ma non troppo
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67 - 2. Andante con moto
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67 - 3. Allegro
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67 - 4. Allegro
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral" - 1. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande: Allegro ma non troppo
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral" - 2. Szene am Bach: (Andante molto mosso)
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral" - 3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral" - 4. Gewitter, Sturm (Allegro)
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral" - 5. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm: Allegretto
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92 - 1. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92 - 2. Allegretto
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92 - 3. Presto - Assai meno presto
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92 - 4. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93 - 1. Allegro vivace e con brio
Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93 - 2. Allegretto scherzando
Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93 - 3. Tempo di menuetto
Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93 - 4. Allegro vivace
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 2. Molto vivace
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 3. Adagio molto e cantabile
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 4. Finale (Presto - Allegro assai)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio. Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam
3. Scherzo: Sehr schnell
4. Finale: Bewegt doch nicht schnell
Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.4 in F minor Op.36 : I Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima
Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.4 in F minor Op.36 : II Andantino in modo di canzona
Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.4 in F minor Op.36 : III Scherzo - Pizzicato ostinato
Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.4 in F minor Op.36 : IV Finale - Allegro con fuoco
Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.5 in E minor Op.64 : I Andante - Allegro con anima
Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.5 in E minor Op.64 : II Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza
Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.5 in E minor Op.64 : III Valse - Allegro moderato
Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.5 in E minor Op.64 : IV Finale - Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace
Beethoven : Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor Op.13, 'Pathétique' : I Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
Beethoven : Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor Op.13, 'Pathétique' : II Adagio cantabile
Beethoven : Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor Op.13, 'Pathétique' : III Rondo - Allegro
Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.6 in B minor Op.74, 'Pathétique' : I Adagio - Allegro non troppo
Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.6 in B minor Op.74, 'Pathétique' : II Allegro con grazia
Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.6 in B minor Op.74, 'Pathétique' : III Allegro molto vivace
Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.6 in B minor Op.74, 'Pathétique' : IV Finale - Adagio lamentoso
Symphony No. 41 in C, K.551 'Jupiter' (1991 - Remaster): I. Allegro vivace
Symphony No. 41 in C, K.551 'Jupiter' (1991 - Remaster): II. Andante cantabile
Symphony No. 41 in C, K.551 'Jupiter' (1991 - Remaster): III. Minuet (Allegretto)
Symphony No. 41 in C, K.551 'Jupiter' (1991 - Remaster): IV. Molto allegro
Bruckner: Symphony No.0 in D minor - 1869 Version - 1. Allegro
Bruckner: Symphony No.0 in D minor - 1869 Version - 2. Andante
Bruckner: Symphony No.0 in D minor - 1869 Version - 3. Scherzo. Presto - Trio.
Bruckner: Symphony No.0 in D minor - 1869 Version - 4. Finale. Moderato - Allegro vivace
Bruckner: Symphony No.1 In C Minor - "Linz Version" 1866 - 1. Allegro molto moderato
Bruckner: Symphony No.1 in C minor - "Linz Version" 1866 - 2. Adagio
Bruckner: Symphony No.1 in C minor - "Linz Version" 1866 - 3. Scherzo. Lebhaft
Bruckner: Symphony No.1 in C minor - "Linz Version" 1866 - 4. Finale. Bewegt und feurig
Bruckner: Te Deum For Soloists, Chorus And Orchestra - 1. Te Deum laudamus
Bruckner: Te Deum for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra - 2. Te ergo
Bruckner: Te Deum for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra - 3. Aeterna fac
Bruckner: Te Deum for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra - 4. Salvum fac
Bruckner: Te Deum for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra - 5. In te, Domine, speravi
Bruckner: Symphony No.2 in C minor - 1. Moderato
Bruckner: Symphony No.2 in C minor - 2. Andante
Bruckner: Symphony No.2 in C minor - 3. Scherzo. Maessig schnell
Bruckner: Symphony No.2 in C minor - 4. Finale. Mehr schnell
Bruckner: Symphony No.3 in D minor - Version 1877 - 1. Gemässigt, mehr bewegt, Misterioso
Bruckner: Symphony No.3 in D minor - Version 1877 - 2. Adagio, bewegt, quasi Andante
Bruckner: Symphony No.3 in D minor - Version 1877 - 3. Scherzo (Ziemlich schnell)
Bruckner: Symphony No.3 in D minor - Version 1877 - 4. Finale (Allegro)
Bruckner: Symphony No.4 In E Flat Major - "Romantic" - Haas Edition - 1. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell
Bruckner: Symphony No.4 In E Flat Major - "Romantic" - Haas Edition - 2. Andante quasi Allegretto
Bruckner: Symphony No.4 In E Flat Major - "Romantic" - Haas Edition - 3. Scherzo: Bewegt
Bruckner: Symphony No.4 In E Flat Major - "Romantic" - Haas Edition - 4. Finale: Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
Bruckner: Symphony No.5 in B flat major - 1. Introduction (Adagio) - Allegro (Mäßig)
Bruckner: Symphony No.5 in B flat major - 2. Adagio (Sehr langsam)
Bruckner: Symphony No.5 in B flat major - 3. Scherzo (Molto vivace, schnell) - Trio. Im gleichen Tempo
Bruckner: Symphony No.5 in B flat major - 4. Finale (Adagio - Allegro moderato)
Bruckner: Symphony No.6 in A major - 1. Maestoso
Bruckner: Symphony No.6 in A major - 2. Adagio. Sehr feierlich
Bruckner: Symphony No.6 in A major - 3. Scherzo. Nicht schnell - Trio. Langsam
Bruckner: Symphony No.6 in A major - 4. Finale. Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell


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