Daniel Barenboim: 70th Birthday Concert
Mr. Barenboim performs the following on this DVD:
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
All performed by Daniel Barenboim (piano), with the Staatskapelle Berlin, Zubin Mehta conducting.
This concert was held to celebrate the leading conductor’s 70th birthday. Barenboim is presently the music director of La Scala in Milan, the Berlin State Opera and the Staatskapelle Berlin and is joined onstage by a number of colleagues and friends from his long career in classical music.
In my view, Mr. Barenboim is one of the most thought provoking musicians of our generation. And he has devoted his life to furthering the appreciation, teaching, and performances of orchestral, instrumental music, as well as Opera.
Here is a section of this concert, where Mr. Barenboim accepts the tribute by the audience: