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Born in Buenos Aires in 1942, Daniel Barenboim has been General Music Director of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden since 1992. In 2000, he was elected "conductor for life" by the orchestra. Founded in the late 16th century, the Staatskapelle Berlin is one of the oldest orchestras in the world. Founded in 1742 as the Kurbrandenburgische Hofkapelle and further developed as the Königlich Preußische Hofkapelle, the ensemble has been firmly associated with the opera house Unter den Linden.

Beleuchtete Philharmonie am Abend
Beleuchtete Philharmonie am Abend © visitBerlin, Foto Artfully Media, Sven Christian Schramm

The Staatskapelle Berlin with Daniel Barenboim at the piano.

Works performed:

  • Antonio Salieri 26 Variations on La Folia di Spagna
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 24 in C minor KV 491
  • Edward Elgar Enigma, Variations on an Original Theme op. 36
Additional information
Participating artists
Edward Elgar (Komponist/in)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Komponist/in)
Antonio Salieri (Komponist/in)
Daniel Barenboim
Staatskapelle Berlin
Philharmonie Berlin