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11 hours, 42 minutes ago   -  

Barenboim - A free and uninhibited spirit

Documentary maker Christopher Nupen remembers his first encounter with Daniel Barenboim, and tells the story of their collaboration that led to the legendary 1969 film, The Trout / Watch a clip from the film / Daniel Barenboim first swam ...

11 hours, 46 minutes ago   -  

The Trout - watch a clip from a film documenting a legendary performance of Schubert's chamber work

On 30 August 1969, five young musicians came together to play Schubert's Trout Quintet in the new Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Their names: Daniel Barenboim (piano), Itzhak Perlman (violin), Pinchas Zukerman (viola), Jacqueline du Pré (cello) ...

13 hours, 12 minutes ago   -  

Schubert: ‘The Great’ C Major Symphony CD review – rusticity and irresistible energy

The late Claudio Abbado leads his Orchestra Mozart to balance Schubert’s symphony on the cusp of RomanticismClaudio Abbado’s international career was launched with Schubert, when he won the Koussevitsky conducting competition in 1958 ...

May 26   -  

Daniel Barenboim reveals radical new piano design: 'I've fallen in love with it'

Conceived in 2011, the Barenboim piano has taken 18 months and 4,000 people hours of work to build – and may one day go into wider production / Continue reading...

May 26   -  

Daniel Barenboim unveils 'groundbreaking' new piano - video

Argentinian pianist and conductor, Daniel Barenboim, unveils what he says is a ground-breaking new piano on Tuesday. Barenboim conceived and commissioned the instrument, which took around 4,000 working hours to build. He will perform with the new ...

May 26   -  

Les Arts Florissants/Agnew review – striking accounts of 400-year-old Monteverdi madrigals

Milton Court, London The Eighth Book of Monteverdi’s madrigals, first published in 1638, was the basis for this highly articulate and well focused concertSince 2011, the French Baroque specialist group Les Arts Florissants ...

May 26   -  

David Pickard likely to bring evolution not revolution to the Proms

The new director of the world’s biggest classical music festival has a track record for broadening audience appeal during his time at Glyndebourne – but he’ll face plenty of challenges from his BBC bosses / Continue reading...

May 26   -  

LSO/Harding/Tetzlaff review – an unforgettable performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Barbican, London Christian Tetzlaff has played Beethoven’s Violin Concerto hundreds of times, but still found a way to take it to another level with the LSO and Daniel Harding / Continue reading...

May 26   -  

​Glyndebourne chief David Pickard to head BBC Proms

General director of opera festival to leave after 14 years to lead world’s biggest classical music festival / Continue reading...

May 25   -  

He was the saviour of Afghan music. Then a Taliban bomb took his hearing

When musicologist Ahmad Sarmast’s pioneering institute – open to girls and boys, women and men from all backgrounds – became a target, it nearly cost him his life. But the attack has only made him more determined / Continue ...
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