Daniel Barenboim: a Life in Music

 
9780297811633: Daniel Barenboim: a Life in Music

A LIFE IN MUSIC reviews five decades of the rich and uniquely varied musical life of Daniel Barenboim. A child prodigy as a pianist and a virtuoso conductor of symphonies and opera, he has known and worked with many of the most distinguished and exciting musicians of the 20th century, not least his own wife Jacqueline du Pr?. For this new edition, the book has been revised throughout and new chapters added. Recent years have included his work in Bayreuth, where he has been the most important artistic influence on the annual Wagner Festival; his involvement with the rebirth of the Berlin State Opera House in the reunited city of Berlin, and as conductor of two great orchestras in Berlin and Chicago; his thoughts on the state of Israel and his work with young Israeli and Arab musicians in modern Germany; his worldwide travels, his discovery of young talent and his insights into the changing world of music.

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Daniel Barenboim was born in Buenos Aires in 1942, educated in Rome and madehis piano debut at the age of eight and as a solo pianist at the age of eleven with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. His musical tours have taken him all over the world and he has made regular appearances at the Bayreuth, Edinburgh, Lucerne, Prague and Salzburg festivals. In 1967 he married the cellist Jacqueline du Pre (who died in 1987). In 1988 he married Elena Bashkirova. He was musical director of the Paris Orchestra 1975-88, and he has been Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1991 and of the Berlin State Op

Review:

Serial ran in THE GUARDIAN on 6 September, and we have set a press date of 21 September. Daniel Barenboim will be in London on Tuesday 26 November and wewill be arranging one interview with him and he will also be signing some copies for Hatchards. Our first review in THE DAILY TELEGRAPH by the critic andenthusiast Rupert Christiansen is excellent: "This is a highly stimulating book... a repository of wisdom, as rich in insight into great individuals whomBarenboim has encountered as it is in more general reflections on his art...his unshakeable integrity is hugely impressive, and there can be few books by performing artists that are so illuminating." Reviews and coverage in the mu

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Verlag: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1991)
ISBN 10: 0297811630 ISBN 13: 9780297811633
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