A Birthday Concert for Daniel Barenboim

I love the French-German culture channel ARTE. It is one of the few channels today that brings vision to television. Last night they broadcast this wonderful concert for and with the great pianast and director Daniel Barenboim who turned 70 this year. Happy Birthday Mr. Barenboim! Here he is on the piano while his friend Zubin Mehta directs the Berliner Statskapelle.

The program is: Tschaikowskys’s 1st Piano Concerto, Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto and finally a piece Elliott Carter wrote for Daniel Barenboim called Dialogs II.

UPDATE: The video from ARTE is no longer available, so I removed the link. The concert was wonderful and I’ll be keeping my eyes open for a DVD release…

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