On July 23, 2014, Daniel Barenboim appears at the Salzburg Festival to conduct the Wiener Philharmoniker in Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony and Max Reger’s Requiem. Plácido Domingo guests with Barenboim and the orchestra in Reger’s “Hebbel Requiem,” which also features the Wiener Singverein. Barenboim and Domingo performed the Requiem at the Staatsoper Berlin’s Festtage earlier this spring.
Barenboim returns to the Salzburg Festival later this summer with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, an ensemble comprised of Arab and Israeli musicians. On August 21, he and the orchestra perform the Prélude, Act II, and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde with a leading cast that includes Peter Seiffert, Waltraud Meier, Ekaterina Gubanova, René Pape, and Stephane Rügamer. On August 22, Barenboim leads the Divan in the Austrian premieres of Ayal Adler’s Resonating Sounds and Kareem Roustom’s Ramal for Orchestra.