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The great Barenboim steps down as music director of the Berlin State Opera KXan 36 Daily News

Date: January 31, 2023 Time: 02:50:40

In his statement, in particular, he noted: “Unfortunately, over the past year, my health has deteriorated significantly. Therefore, I can no longer fulfill the duties entrusted to the music director… Please understand my decision to leave this Market Stall”. until January 31, 2023. “Of course, Barenboim assured, until the end of his days he will be” closely connected to music and ready to act as a conductor, even together with the Berlin State Chapel.

Music entered Barenboim’s life from a very young age, born in 1942 into a family of Jewish immigrants in Buenos Aires. His father, when his son was five years old, began to give her harpsichord lessons. As Barenboim himself later recalled, then it seemed to him that practically everyone was busy at the clavier.

In 1952, Daniel’s parents moved from Argentina to Israel, closer to the European centers of music. Two years later, he got an audition for the famous conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler. He soon followed an invitation to perform in Berlin. However, I had to refuse. According to the boy’s father, the time had not yet come for Jews to perform on the stage in Germany.

In the future, fate smiled at Barenboim. In the late 1960s, he led more and more international orchestras. He himself often sat at the piano. He was named Artistic Director of the Paris Opera, Music Director of La Scala, Principal Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In 1992 Barenboim took over as General Music Director of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. Three years ago, his contract with the Berlin theater was extended until 2027. But his life decreed otherwise. Barenboim decided to leave this job ahead of schedule.

Hansen Taylor
Hansen Taylor
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