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Barenboim, Daniel

Born: 1942 AD
Currently alive, at 73 years of age.
Nationality: Argentinian
Categories: Conductors

1942 – Daniel Barenboim was born 15th of November in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1952 – Barenboim made his debut as a pianist in Vienna and Rome.

1954 – Daniel Barenboim made his first gramophone recordings.

1957 – Barenboim with Leopold Stokowski conducting the Symphony of the Air.

1967 – His début as a conductor with the New Philharmonia Orchestra in London.

1973 – Daniel Barenboim made his opera conducting début with a performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Edinburgh International Festival.

1975-1989 – He was Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris, his tenure marked by a commitment to contemporary music, with performances of works by Lutoslawski, Berio, Boulez, Henze, Dutilleux, Takemitsu and others.

1991 – Daniel Barenboim succeeded Sir Georg Solti as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

1992 – He became General Music Director of the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin.

Daniel Barenboim’s best selling recording of Argentinian tangos, Mi Buenos Aires Querido.

2000 – The Staatskapelle Berlin elected Daniel Barenboim chief conductor for life.