Berliner Philharmoniker: New Year’s Eve Concert with Daniel Barenboim

Monday December 31st, 2018 - 4pm
Duration: 2 hours, no interval

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 26 in D major, K. 537 “Coronation”
Rapsodie espagnole (orchestral version)
Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version)
Pavane pour une infante défunte (orchestral version)
Boléro

When Daniel Barenboim first appeared as a guest soloist with the Berliner Philharmoniker performing Béla Bartók’s First Piano Concerto on 12 June 1964, he was only 21 years old and at the beginning of a stellar career.

For this year’s New Year’s Eve concerts, Daniel Barenboim has selected music by Maurice Ravel and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – the latter’s festive Piano Concerto in D major K. 537, with the maestro himself as the piano soloist. A subtle combination as Ravel revealed in his Lettres, published posthumously in the Revue de Musicologie in 1956 with regard to his understanding of Mozart’s music: “He Mozart confined himself to saying that there is nothing that music can not undertake to do, or dare, or portray, provided it continues to charm and always remains music.”

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