On recording: The Complete Beethoven Symphonies


General Music Director Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin perform the Beethoven Symphonies on recording, available on 18 August from Warner Classics. “I waited a very long time to record the Beethoven…

10 June 1967 – 10 June 2017 : 50 Years of Israeli Occupation


International politics are currently dominated by topics like the euro and refugee crises,  the threat of US isolation under Trump, the war in Syria, and the fight against Islamic extremism. One topic that has been nearly omnipresent since the middle of the first decade of the new millennium, but which has become increasingly far removed from news reporting, and thus people's minds, is the Middle East conflict. For decades the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians…

“Les pêcheurs de perles” with Staatsoper Berlin


General Music Director Daniel Barenboim returns to Berlin's Schiller Theater to lead the Staatsoper Berlin in Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles. The performances on 24 June, 30 June, 2 July, and 4…

New recording: Elgar’s “The Dream of Gerontius”


Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin continue their exploration of the music of Edward Elgar with a new recording of The Dream of Gerontius, available on July 7, 2017. Barenboim and the…