|Panagiotis Karousos, Daniel Barenboim|
London 17th January 2016. One of the biggest musical personalities in the world Daniel Barenboim performed Brahms piano concertos in a sold out concert at the Royal Festival Hall.
At this special concert featuring conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the vigorous Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in a record crowd at Royal Festival Hall.
Barenboim - a mentor to Dudamel - celebrated the 60th anniversary of his debut concert at Royal Festival Hall in 1956 when he performed aged just 13. This evening he performed marvelously both of Brahms' piano concertos.
Daniel Barenboim said: “It is a great joy for me to return to the Royal Festival Hall on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of my first performance there. I first performed at the Royal Festival Hall when the venue was just five years old and over the past 60 years, I have made thousands of wonderful memories there.”
|Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel|
Daniel Barenboim is an Argentine pianist and conductor. Currently, he is general music director of the Berlin State Opera, and the Staatskapelle Berlin; he previously served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and La Scala in Milan. Barenboim is also known for his work with the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, a Seville-based orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians, and as a resolute critic of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.
Barenboim has received many awards and prizes, including an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, France's Légion d'honneur both as a Commander and Grand Officier, the German Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz and Willy Brandt Award, and, together with the Palestinian-American scholar Edward Said, Spain's Prince of Asturias Concord Award. He has won seven Grammy awards for his work and discography. Barenboim is a polyglot, fluent in Spanish, Hebrew, English, French, Italian, and German. (wiki)
Gustavo Adolfo Dudamel Ramírez is a Venezuelan conductor and violinist. He is the music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Dudamel began to study conducting in 1995, first with Rodolfo Saglimbeni, then later with José Antonio Abreu. In 1999, he was appointed music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, the national youth orchestra of Venezuela, and toured several countries. He attended Charles Dutoit's master class in Buenos Aires in 2002, and worked as assistant for Simon Rattle in Berlin and Salzburg in 2003. (wiki)
Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. In his lifetime, Brahms's popularity and influence were considerable. He is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs", a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow. (wiki)
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Gustavo Dudamel conductor
Daniel Barenboim piano
|Composer Panagiotis Karousos at the Royal Festival Hall|