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Daniel Barenboim

Saturday, June 24, 2017


My Classical Notes

June 20

Beethoven Piano Sonatas

My Classical NotesTwo of my grandsons visited me this week. One of them is a serious music student at age 13. I am proud of all of my six grandkids! My grandson is studying the Sonata number 2, Opus 2, number 2 by Beethoven. So… while he was at my home, l put of a DVD of none other than Daniel Barenboim performing this same Sonata. It is actually astounding what level of originality and maturity that Beethoven brought out in this music. Small wonder: Beethoven composed this music at age 25, when he went to Vienna with the intent to study with either Mozart or Haydn. On this DVD, Daniel Barenboim performed the complete Beethoven piano sonatas over eight concerts in two weeks at the Staatsoper in Berlin. The performances were beautifully captured on film. In addition to four DVD releases, each covering two of the concerts, the master classes are released in a separate 2 DVD set – these feature Mr. Barenboim imparting his wisdom to the next generation, featuring some of the world’s most notable young pianists. My grandson ran out to grab his music, and he followed the artist as he performed this amazing music,

Norman Lebrecht - Slipped disc

June 13

Watch: Daniel Barenboim on the West Bank

The conductor has been working today with young Palestinian musicians. He now seems reluctant to accept that the 1967 war was a matter of survival for Israel and speaks of it instead as a prelude to occupation. He adds: ‘Jewish blood runs through my veins and my heart bleeds for the Palestinians’. Barenboim speaks here to the BBC.






My Classical Notes

May 28

The Tango Music of Piazzolla

My Classical Notes brings you today a review of “The Sound of Piazzolla” The individual tracks are as follows: Piazzólla: Libertango, with Alison Balsom (trumpet) Escualo Alison Balsom (trumpet) Oblivion Martha Argerich (piano) Histoire du Tango: Bordel 1900, withEmmanuel Pahud (flute) Fuga y Misterio, with The 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker Adiós Nonino The 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker Primavera Porteña, with Daniel Barenboim (piano) Verano Porteño with Daniel Barenboim (piano) Otoño Porteña with David Aaron Carpenter (viola) Invite no Porteño tenTHing Five Tango Sensations: Asleep, with the Alban Berg Quartett Le Grand Tango with Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) La Muerte del Angel Manuel Barrueco Los Pajaros Perdidos Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor) Concierto del angel Tango Ballet Maria de Buenos Aires Suite, with Gidon Kremer All performed by the Kremer Baltica, Kremer Musica, Coral Lirico Buenos Aires Some of the greatest names on today’s classical music scene pay Homage to Astor Piazzolla. Presented in two distinct programs, the first part highlights the most varied of influences: this is not just about the tango; there are influences from jazz and the classical traditions of Bach and Vivaldi, all brought together here. The second part combines original classical compositions – the ‘tango operita’ María de Buenos Aires, the Tango Ballet and Concierto del Angel. The recordings by Gidon Kremer and his KremerATA Baltica are a true piece of Piazzolla pioneer work. In the 1950’s when Astor Piazzolla went to Paris to study classical composition, the tango of his native Argentina was not considered fit for the concert stages of Europe; these were the sultry sounds of the street; the music of the demimonde. Luckily, the formidable composition teacher Nadia Boulanger encouraged her Argentinian pupil to draw precisely on those roots. Piazzolla at last found his true voice as a composer and bandoneon virtuoso. Today, he is considered the father of tango as we know it today, blending rhythmic vitality with orchestral textures. Twenty-five years after Piazzolla’s death, The Sound of Piazzolla confirms that the founder of Tango Nuevo left as his legacy a unique style of music that sounds just as fresh and vibrant today. Here is the music!

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