Concert archive

13 concert with Daniel Barenboim

  • “Welcome among us”: Concert for refugees and helpers

    “Welcome among us”: Concert for refugees and helpers

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    In March 2016, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Berliner Philharmoniker and their chief conductors welcomed people who have fled to Germany to escape war and distress in their home countries under the banner “Welcome among us”. The oft-quoted, miraculous ability of music to build bridges between people and cultures was impressively evident. The conductors are Daniel Barenboim, Iván Fischer and Sir Simon Rattle.

    01 Mar 2016

    Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Iván Fischer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle

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      Welcome message from Martin Hoffmann

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      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 20 in D minor, K. 466

      Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim Conductor and Piano

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      Sergei Prokofiev
      Symphony No. 1 in D major, op. 25 “Classique”

      Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Iván Fischer Conductor

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      Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92: 2. Allegretto · 4. Allegro con brio

      Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle Conductor

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      Interview
      Statements by Daniel Barenboim, Iván Fischer and Sir Simon Rattle

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  • Daniel Barenboim conducts Tchaikovsky and a discovery

    Daniel Barenboim conducts Tchaikovsky and a discovery

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Piotr Tchaikovsky said about his Sixth Symphony, the Pathétique, that he was “repeatedly reduced to tears” while composing it. However, the emotional high pressure did not prevent him from creating a work full of complexity and ingenuity. To open this concert from June 2015, Daniel Barenboim conducts the symphonic hymnos Teufel Amor by Jörg Widmann.

    07 Jun 2015

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    • Jörg Widmann
      Teufel Amor, Symphonic Hymn after Schiler

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74 “Pathétique”

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      Interview
      Jörg Widmann about “Teufel Amor”

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      Interview
      Daniel Barenboim in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

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  • Daniel Barenboim conducts the 2014 European Concert in Berlin

    Daniel Barenboim conducts the 2014 European Concert in Berlin

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    For their European Concerts, the Berliner Philharmoniker perform at a venue of cultural significance every year. This doubtlessly includes the Philharmonie which celebrated its 50th birthday in the 2013/2014 season and was therefore an excellent choice of venue. The programme, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, has an international flavour with the overture to Otto Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, Elgar’s Falstaff and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

    01 May 2014
    European Concert from Berlin

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    • Otto Nicolai
      Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor): Overture

    • Edward Elgar
      Falstaff, Symphonic Study in C minor, op. 68

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64

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  • UNICEF concert for Japan with Simon Rattle and Daniel Barenboim

    UNICEF concert for Japan with Simon Rattle and Daniel Barenboim

    Both the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Staatskapelle Berlin have been regular guests in Japan for many years. Following the devastating earthquake and the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in March 2011, the two orchestras gave a joint UNICEF benefit concert for the victims a few weeks later, with Sir Simon Rattle and Daniel Barenboim conducting a programme of Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique and Brahms’s Fourth Symphony.

    29 Mar 2011
    UNICEF concert for Japan

    Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74 “Pathétique”

      Daniel Barenboim Conductor, Staatskapelle Berlin

    • Johannes Brahms
      Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98

      Berliner Philharmoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle Conductor

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      Interview
      Christian Schneider (UNICEF Germany) in conversation with Andreas Wittmann

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  • European Concert from Oxford with Daniel Barenboim and Alisa Weilerstein

    European Concert from Oxford with Daniel Barenboim and Alisa Weilerstein

    For their 20th European Concert in 2010, the Berliner Philharmoniker were guests of the magnificent Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, where they had last performed under Herbert von Karajan in 1978. This time the conductor was Daniel Barenboim with a programme including the Prelude to Act 3 of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Brahms’s First Symphony and Elgar’s soulful Cello Concertowith the young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein as the soloist.

    01 May 2010
    European Concert from Oxford

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    Alisa Weilerstein

    • Richard Wagner
      Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg): Prelude to Act 3

    • Edward Elgar
      Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, op. 85

      Alisa Weilerstein Cello

    • Johannes Brahms
      Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68

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  • Elgar‘s Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein and Daniel Barenboim

    Elgar‘s Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein and Daniel Barenboim

    Yo-Yo Ma highlighted her “passion, fearlessness and great musical intelligence” – high praise which the American cellist Alisa Weilerstein demonstrated to everyone she deserved when she made her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in April 2010 with Edward Elgar’s sonorous Cello Concerto. In charge of the musical proceedings was Daniel Barenboim, who also conducted the prelude to the third act of Richard Wagner’s Meistersinger and Johannes Brahms’s First Symphony.

    27 Apr 2010

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    Alisa Weilerstein

    • Richard Wagner
      Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg): Prelude to Act 3

    • Edward Elgar
      Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, op. 85

      Alisa Weilerstein Cello

    • Johannes Brahms
      Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68

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      Interview
      Alisa Weilerstein in conversation with Ludwig Quandt

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  • Daniel Barenboim conducts Strauss and Carter

    Daniel Barenboim conducts Strauss and Carter

    “If Haydn were alive today,” says Daniel Barenboim, “he might compose like Elliott Carter did in his last years.” To prove his theory, Barenboim conducted two of Carter’s late concertos of finely chiselled beauty in 2009, with flutist Emmanuel Pahud and pianist Nicolas Hodges as soloists. The concertos were contrasted with two rich, powerful works by Richard Strauss: Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel.

    13 Jun 2009

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    Emmanuel Pahud, Nicolas Hodges

    • Richard Strauss
      Don Juan, op. 20

    • Elliott Carter
      Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (European première)

      Emmanuel Pahud Flute

    • Elliott Carter
      Dialogues for piano and orchestra

      Nicolas Hodges Piano

    • Richard Strauss
      Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks), op. 28

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      Interview
      Emmanuel Pahud in conversation with Lydia Rilling

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  • Daniel Barenboim conducts Mozart at the 2006 European Concert from Prague

    Daniel Barenboim conducts Mozart at the 2006 European Concert from Prague

    In 2006 – the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth – the Berliner Philharmoniker travelled to Prague to perform an all-Mozart programme at the famous Estates Theatre. Daniel Barenboim not only conducted the Haffner and Linz Symphonies but was also the soloist in the Piano Concerto No. 22. In the First Horn Concerto the brilliant soloist was Radek Baborák, who was then the orchestra’s principal horn player.

    01 May 2006
    European Concert from Prague

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    Radek Baborák

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 “Haffner”

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Concerto for Horn and Orchestra in D major K. 412 (386b)

      Radek Baborák Horn

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425 “Linz”

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  • Daniel Barenboim conducts dance music from all round the world

    Daniel Barenboim conducts dance music from all round the world

    In 2001, the Berliner Philharmoniker and conductor Daniel Barenboim celebrated New Year’s Eve with dance music from three centuries, revealing the lively variety of the genre, beginning with a Gavotte by Bach, and music by Mozart, Dvořák and Tchaikovsky to the present with the catchy, jazz-inspired Tico Tico. And it could hardly be a concert of dance music without the waltz king Johann Strauss – otherwise a rare guest in the Philharmonie.

    31 Dec 2001
    New Year’s Eve Concert

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    Daniel Barenboim

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Gavotte I and II

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Divertimento in D major, K. 334: Menuetto

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Rondo for piano and orchestra in D major, K. 382

      Daniel Barenboim Klavier

    • Giuseppe Verdi
      Aida: Dance of the Little Moorish Slaves

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Slavonic Dance in G minor, op. 46 no. 8

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      The Nutcracker, op. 71: Waltz of the Flowers

    • Jean Sibelius
      Valse triste, op. 44

    • Johann Strauss
      Emperor Waltz, op. 437

    • Zoltán Kodály
      Dances of Galánta

    • Horacio Salgán
      A fuego lento

    • Zequinha de Abréu
      Tico Tico

    • Johann Strauss
      Thunder and Lightning, op. 324

    • José Carlí
      El Firulete

    • Johannes Brahms
      Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

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  • A Latin American Night at the Waldbühne with Daniel Barenboim

    A Latin American Night at the Waldbühne with Daniel Barenboim

    Being Argentinian himself, Daniel Barenboim has a special affinity to music from Latin climes, which is shown impressively in this concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker from 1998 with a programme full of fiery energy. On the most beautiful of summer evenings, the Berlin Waldbühne resounded to the sounds of Latin American tangos, melodies from Carmen, Ravel’s Bolero and the legendary Concierto de Aranjuez with a doyen of the guitar, John Williams.

    21 Jun 1998
    From the Waldbühne in Berlin

    Daniel Barenboim

    • Maurice Ravel
      Boléro

    • Georges Bizet
      Carmen Suite No. 1

    • Joaquin Rodrigo
      Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra

      John Williams Gitarre

    • Agustín Barrios Mangoré
      La ultima cancion

      John Williams Gitarre

    • Alberto Ginastera
      Estancia, op. 8: Malambo

    • Ernesto Lecuona
      La Comparsa

    • Ernesto Lecuona
      Malagueña

    • Horacio Salgán
      A Don Agustín Bardi

    • Astor Piazzolla
      Adiós Nonino

    • Carlos Gardel
      El día que me quieras

    • Gerardo Matos Rodríguez
      La Cumparsita

    • Astor Piazzolla
      Decarissimo

    • Mariano Mores
      El firulete

    • Paul Lincke
      Berliner Luft

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  • Daniel Barenboim conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden

    Daniel Barenboim conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden

    In April 1998 the Berlin Staatsoper threw a very special party for its musical neighbours when, for the first time since German reunification, the Berliner Philharmoniker visited the opera’s legendary home on Unter den Linden. The Staatsoper’s general music director, Daniel Barenboim, presided over a programme of works spanning much of the nineteenth century – with Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony, Schumann’s Konzertstück for four horns, and Liszt’s Les Préludes.

    16 Apr 1998
    From the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93

    • Robert Schumann
      Concert Piece for four horns and large orchestra in F major, op. 86

      Dale Clevenger Horn, Ignacio García Horn, Stefan Dohr Horn, Georg Schreckenberger Horn

    • Franz Liszt
      Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3

    • Richard Wagner
      Die Walküre (The Valkyrie): Walkürenritt (Ride of the Valkyries) (concert version)

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  • Itzhak Perlman and Daniel Barenboim perform Brahms’s Violin Concerto

    Itzhak Perlman and Daniel Barenboim perform Brahms’s Violin Concerto

    “Perlman made his violin sound jubilant, pouring out passion, gently shimmering and dancing à l’hongroise,” the Berlin press reported when the exceptional American violinist performed Brahms’s Violin Concerto, a magnificent piece filled with obvious and not so obvious passages of tremendous beauty. The conductor at this performance in the Berlin Schauspielhaus in 1992 was Daniel Barenboim.

    01 Mar 1992

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    Itzhak Perlman

    • Johannes Brahms
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 77

      Itzhak Perlman violin

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  • The 1989 concert for citizens of the GDR

    The 1989 concert for citizens of the GDR

    The Berlin Wall fell on 9 November 1989, thus ending the decades-long division of Europe and the world. It was an event of both political and emotional significance which the Berliner Philharmoniker celebrated three days later with a concert which itself is now considered a historic event. Especially for citizens of the GDR, Daniel Barenboim conducted the First Piano Concerto (with himself as soloist), and the Seventh Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven.

    12 Nov 1989
    Concert on the occasion of the fall of the Berlin Wall

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in C major, op. 15

      Daniel Barenboim Piano

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Così fan tutte: Overture

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      Interview
      Daniel Barenboim on the concert for people from the GDR

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