With almost 450 years of tradition, Staatskapelle Berlin is one of the oldest orchestras in the world. Originally founded as a court orchestra by Prince-Elector Joachim II of Brandenburg in 1570 the ensemble expanded its activities with the founding of the Royal Court Opera in 1742 by Frederick the Great. Maestro Daniel Barenboim has served as the orchestra’s general music director since 1992 and in 2000 the orchestra voted him as conductor for life.
“Daniel Barenboim is one of the few musicians in the world today who could accurately be described as legendary.” (The Times) As a pianist and conductor, he has been active for decades in major cities across Europe and all around the world; as the founder of several orchestras and the initiator of several highly acclaimed projects, he has contributed decisively to international music life.
In both the opera and the concert repertoire, Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle have jointly worked on large-scale cycles and presented them in Berlin and on worldwide guest performance tours. The cyclical production of Richard Wagner’s 10 major works at Berlin’s Staatsoper met with worldwide acclaim, as did the performance of all symphonies by Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, and Bruckner.
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, op. 90
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, op. 98
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