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Review: Symphonie fantastique on Decca Classics

If Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra required an illustration of its broad scope and open spirit, it would be hard to imagine any more flamboyant than Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, the grandiloquent orgiastic fantasy of depravity . . . it’s subtly but enthusiastically rendered here . . .

Andy Gill, Independent (London) / 20. July 2013
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  • Beethoven for All races up the German charts
    Photo by Darrin Higgins.

Beethoven for All races up the German charts Beethoven para todas las carreras hasta las listas alemanas בטהובן לכל הגזעים עד במצעד הגרמני بيتهوفن لجميع الأجناس حتى المخططات الألمانية

The WEDO’s 5 CD box jumps the number two slot as a new entry.

Caja de CD de la WEDO 5 salta el puesto número dos como una nueva entrada.

תיבת התקליטורים של WEDO 5 קופצת מספר חריץ שתיים כערך חדש.

5 مربع مؤتمر نزع السلاح ليدو في يقفز عدد اثنين من فتحة كإدخال جديد.

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  • 2013 American tour
    Carnegie Hall, 2013 © Manuel Vaca

2013 American tour

Daniel Barenboim & West-Eastern Divan Orchestra’s “Beethoven for All” US Tour (Jan 23 – Feb 3) Includes Symphonies at Carnegie Hall; Boston Debut; Concerts at Columbia, Brown & Poisson Rouge; and Documentary at Symphony Space

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  • BBC Proms residency 2012
    © Chris Christodolou
  • BBC Proms residency 2012
    © Chris Christodolou
  • BBC Proms residency 2012
    © Chris Christodolou
  • BBC Proms residency 2012
    © Chris Christodolou

BBC Proms residency 2012

For their multi-year Beethoven for All project, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra participated in an eight-day residency from July 20 to 27 at the BBC Proms as part of the London 2012 Festival, the cultural celebrations of the Olympic Games.

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  • Beethoven for all project

The Beethoven for All project

To coincide with the WEDO Summer Tour 2012, Daniel Barenboim and Decca Classics are embarking on an ambitious multi-album Beethoven for All recording project, which includes releases of complete cycles of the composer’s symphonies with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, piano concertos with the Staatskapelle Berlin, and piano sonatas.

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  • The Castel Gandolfo concert
    © Luis Castilla
  • The Castel Gandolfo concert
    © Servizio Fotografico - L'Osservatore Romano 2012
  • The Castel Gandolfo concert
    © Luis Castilla
  • The Castel Gandolfo concert
    © Servizio Fotografico - L'Osservatore Romano 2012
  • The Castel Gandolfo concert
    © Servizio Fotografico - L'Osservatore Romano 2012

The Castel Gandolfo concert

Pope Benedict XVI praises “professional excellence and ethical and spiritual engagement” of Daniel Barenboim and the WEDO

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  • Beethoven for All – photos
    © Decca / Ben Ealovega
  • Beethoven for All – photos
    © Decca / Ben Ealovega
  • Beethoven for All – photos
    © Decca / Ben Ealovega
  • Beethoven for All – photos
    © Decca / Ben Ealovega

Beethoven for All

The Beethoven for All project seeks to take the composer’s message of common humanity to audiences around the world.

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  • Barenboim and Divan Orchestra’s “Beethoven for All” summer tour 2012

Barenboim and Divan Orchestra’s “Beethoven for All” summer tour 2012

Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra – the much-lauded ensemble of young Arab and Israeli musicians that Barenboim co-founded in 1999 with the late Palestinian-born literary scholar Edward Said – embark on an eight-city European tour this summer as part of their multi-year Beethoven for All project, which seeks to take the composer’s message of common humanity to audiences around the world. Highlights of the tour include a concert at Castel Gandolfo at the invitation of Pope Benedict XVI (July 11), a performance in the palace gardens at Versailles (July 13), concerts at Berlin’s Waldbühne (July 29) and the Salzburg Festival (August 2 & 3), and an eight-day residency from July 20 to 27 at the BBC Proms as part of the London 2012 Festival, the cultural celebrations of the Olympic Games.

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  • The Asia Tour 2011
    Photo © Monika Ritterhaus

The Inaugural Asia Tour, 2011

Following concerts with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Seville and Madrid, Daniel Barenboim will lead the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in its debut concerts on the Asian continent as part of their Beethoven for All tour.

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