Daniel Barenboim or the Power of Music

Author: MONARDA Music GmbH

An all-embracing portrait about one of the most renowned conductors and pianists of our times will be released as part of our Legendary Conductors series.

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    109443 Cover © Arthaus Musik

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    Daniel Barenboim © Arthaus Musik: (c) ORF/Ali Schafler

“He is probably the greatest musician of our time. There’s no doubt about it.” – Zubin Mehta on Daniel Barenboim

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Daniel Barenboim, one of the most renowned conductors and pianists of our times, an all-embracing portrait of this outstanding musical personality has been created. The documentary accompanies Maestro Barenboim in his eventful working life and at the same time gives a review of Barenboim’s long musical career, from its beginnings to today. Shot in Barenboim’s native town Buenos Aires, in Ramallah and in Berlin, the movie captures rehearsals and performances of the Maestro and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Teatro Colón and the Staatsoper Berlin. Furthermore, it covers milestone events in Berlin: the opening of the Pierre Boulez Saal – which is part of the Barenboim-Said-Academy and has been brought into being by Daniel Barenboim – and the grand re-opening of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, where Barenboim, in his function as General Music Director, performs together with the Staatskapelle Berlin. In several interviews, long-term companions of the exceptional musician – among them Martha Argerich, Zubin Mehta, Waltraud Meier, his son Michael Barenboim and director Wim Wenders – give a very personal insight into the experiences they shared with Daniel Barenboim throughout the years.

Including the performance of Pierre Boulez: Initiale and Franz Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (D 965) from the Opening Concert of the Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin.

Worldwide Release on 20 August 2021
Cat. No.: 109443 (DVD)

Genre Documentary
Production year 2017
Duration 109 mins (90mins Documentary, 19mins Concert)
Video format DVD / NTSC
Audio format PCM Stereo 2.0
Director Sabine Scharnagl
Main Actor Daniel Barenboim
Main Actor Interviews with Zubin Mehta, Martha Argerich, Waltraud Meier, Wim Wenders, Michael Barenboim



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