Thursday, 15 November 2012

Barenboim Birthday Beethoven

Happy Birthday, Daniel Barenboim 70 today!  To celebrate I could cheat and post a slew of youtube clips without personal commentary,  but instead, a link to a performance that meant a great deal to him, personally. HERE again is a chance to watch him conduct the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra  in Beethoven Symphony No 9 at the BBC Proms last year. Anyone can play, anyone can conduct but what Barenboim has done with his life and for others, that's unique.

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