This documentary tracks the pianist-conductor from summer 1999 through Berlin, Chicago, Tel Aviv and Weimar up to this stage anniversary in Buenos Aires, in summer 2000, and ends up with his controversial performance of "Prelude and Liebestod" from Wagner’s "Tristan and Isolde" in Jerusalem in summer 2001. It is a film about music, about music making and a celebration of a remarkable personality.
Featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Pierre Boulez, Cecilia Bartoli, Waltraud Meier, Edward Said, Staatskapelle Berlin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker and many more
Live recording from the Gewandhaus Leipzig, November 2008
and numerous Encores including works by Scarlatti, Ginastera, Schubert, Chopin and Schumann
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Five decades after his first appearance on stage the legendary Barenboim plays a special anniversary concert in the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires.
A touching encounter between the pianist and the enthusiastic audience of his home country Argentina.
Main Program includes favourite piano works by Beethoven, Mozart and Albeniz.
Presenting not less than 13 encores by Chopin, Schumann, Villa-Lobos, Scarlatti, to name just a few.
“A transatlantic superstar, one half of the classical music world's most golden ever couple, and long-time leader of two of the world's foremost orchestras, Daniel Barenboim nevertheless maintains a work schedule that takes him all over the world. Both a pianist and conductor, he says simply, ‘I like to work and I like variety." BBC
Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9
Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo, DD 5.0, DTS 5.0
Region code: 0
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Subtitles: English, German, French
Running time: 140 mins (Concert) / 90 mins (Documentary)
“These two absorbing DVDs pay tribute to Daniel Barenboim's extraordinary talents both as a musician and a communicator...[The programme] reveals Barenboim at the height of his powers, bringing fresh insights to familiar works. There's certainly no chocolate-box gentility to his Mozart Sonata...The Beethoven Appassionata is no less impressive...the Albeniz offers him opportunities to revel in the brilliance of the writing”
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