A new release from the series of Metropolitan Munich programs, ahead of the Celibidache and Barenboim Anniversaries to come in 2012.
In 1992 Daniel Barenboim had just been appointed Artistic Director and General Musical Director of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin and was Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Today Daniel Barenboim is internationally recognized and revered as an orchestral and operatic conductor, pianist, and a musical ambassador and also as a humanitarian.
One of Bach's most famous yet demanding and certainly immensely important works performed by Daniel Barenboim.
Bonus: Daniel Barenboim introduces the Goldberg Variations.
Classified as EuroArts "Recorded Excellence", with high historical value.
Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9
Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Runnning time: 91 mins (Concert 82 mins & Bonus 9 mins)
“Barenboim exploits with pianistic brilliance the full tonal range of a Steinway - sacrificing, at times, the directness and speaks-for-itself clarity of Bach's counterpoint.”
“He doesn't countenance any harpsichord imitation...the effect, to those yet to hear him in the work, is one of unalloyed indulgence of the full range of the modern piano. It's an orchestral approach...Within these clear aesthetic parameters, the performance can be savoured as a technically assured and convincing examination of a rich sound world.”
Click here for alternative recordings of this work.