Daniel Barenboim

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The week in classical: West-Eastern Divan Ensemble; Meliora Collective; Sitkovetsky Trio – review
Michael Barenboim’s Israeli-Arab ensemble offer a model of spirited understanding, and a young new collective conjure a touch of jazz. Plus, Beethoven at his spookiest

Stephen Pritchard

18, Nov, 2023 @12:30 PM

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Christian Thielemann picks up baton as director of Berlin State Opera from old rival
The German conductor will take over from Daniel Barenboim who announced his resignation in January

Kate Connolly in Berlin

27, Sep, 2023 @3:44 PM

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Christopher Nupen obituary
Maker of classical music documentaries who sought to capture the magic of live performance and the aspirations of the performers

Barry Millington

05, Mar, 2023 @8:34 PM

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Daniel Barenboim to resign from Berlin State Opera role due to poor health
Conductor and pianist says he can ‘no longer achieve the level of performance required of a general music director’

Kate Connolly in Berlin

06, Jan, 2023 @6:35 PM

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Why is there so little coverage of classical music? | Letter
Letter: The BBC Young Musician contest got barely any mention in the newspaper, says Nicola Billington


16, Oct, 2022 @4:35 PM

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The week in classical: The Ring of the Nibelung; Berlin Philharmonic/ Fischer review – a human experiment
Outstanding performances can’t save Tcherniakov’s new Ring, complete with live rabbits, from closing to a barrage of boos…

Fiona Maddocks

15, Oct, 2022 @11:30 AM

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The Guardian view on Daniel Barenboim: a musical and moral beacon | Editorial
Editorial: The pianist and conductor is stepping back from performing, but his example as a musician and as a public figure must never disappear


09, Oct, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Daniel Barenboim steps back from performing for health reasons
The conductor and pianist made the announcement on social media the evening he was honoured with the Gramophone lifetime achievement award

Imogen Tilden

05, Oct, 2022 @7:42 AM

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Miriam Margolyes: It was my duty to tell truth about Du Pré’s death
Veteran actor has no regrets about controversial claims that tragic cellist died from lethal injection in assisted suicide

Vanessa Thorpe and Eva Wiseman

05, Sep, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Beethoven: The Piano Trios review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Fifty years after his classic recordings with Jacqueline du Pre, Barenboim joins with his violinist son and cellist Kian Soltani to bring nuance and thoughtfulness to these seven piano trios

Andrew Clements

10, Dec, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Classical home listening: Falla from Mexico City, Elgar from Berlin
The Orchestra of the Americas is on sizzling form, while Daniel Barenboim celebrates 70 years of concert life with another great Elgar recording

Fiona Maddocks

15, Aug, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Elgar: Sea Pictures, Falstaff review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Elina Garanča’s golden tone and Barenboim’s precision are appealing, if they don’t quite find Elgar’s most English music

Andrew Clements

23, Jul, 2020 @2:00 PM

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