Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim is one musician whom I admire greatly; not only as a conductor, and as a pianist, but also as a human being.

I listened to Mr. Barenboim this morning, as he played the piano music of Debussy. Wonderful performance…

This 2-CD album features music ranging from Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Edvard Grieg, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Liszt, Erik Satie, Sergei Rachmaninov, Felix Mendelssohn whose works reflects the ultimate music beauty.

Performers are: Daniel Barenboim, Lang Lang, Alexis Weissenberg, Hélène Grimaud, Emil Gilels, Wilhelm Kempff, Andrei Gavrilov, Angela Hewitt, Martha Argerich, Dino Ciani, Anatol Ugorski, Yundi Li, Jean-Marc Luisada, Mikhail Pletnev, Andor Foldes, Lilya Zilberstein, and Lazar Berman

We hear excerpts from Beethoven’s “Pathetique” and “Moonlight” sonatas, Mozart’s Fantasia in D Minor, and Bach’s Italian Concerto, as well as Debussy’s Clair de lune and La fille aux cheveaux de lin, Grieg’s Nocturne, Liszt’s Consolation No. 3, Mendelssohn’s Song Without Words, Richard Strauss’s Träumerei, Grieg’s Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Satie’s Gymnopédie No. 1, Chopin’s “Tristesse” Etude and “Raindrop” Prelude, and much more (including the first international release of Helene Grimaud’s interpretation of Bach’s C Major Prelude).

Barenboim performs the Nocturnes for Piano by Chopin in this great collection of relaxing music.

On the following video, Daniel Barenboim invites us to discover the imaginary world of Claude Debussy. He plays in this excerpt Debussy’s prelude “Les Collines d’Anacapri”. (The Hills of Anacapri)

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