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Year: 2006

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A miracle, one would in light of the middle East conflicts believe: the worldwide respected West Eastern Divan Orchestra is made up of young musicians from countries that are engaged in war. The orchestra with youngsters from Israel, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Spain was formed in 1999 in Weimar. In the following years there have been concerts among others in Berlin, Seville, Rabat, and in summer of 2005 even in Ramallah - a hotspot in the middle east conflict.

A highlight of the summer tour 2006 was the performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony conducted by Daniel Barenboim featuring star singers including Anglika Denoke and Burkhardt Fritz as well as Waltraud Meier and René Pape. The proceeds from this benefit concert will go to the Fundacion Barenboilm-Said and their music education programs in the Palestinian territories.

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    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 37 min

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    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 52 min

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    Year: 2010

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  • Frauenkirche Concert Homage to Robert Schumann

    Daniel Harding

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 17 min

    Between 1844 and 1859 Robert Schumann lived in Dresden where he composed a third of his complete work. For the 200th anniversary of the romanticist in 2010 Daniel Harding conducts a programme consisting of three of Schumann’s compositions from the Dresden era (overture to “Genoveva”, “Requiem für Mignon“ and “Nachtlied”). Moreover, the “Rheinische Sinfonie”, composed by Schumann after leaving Dresden and widely influenced by his impressions of the Cologne Cathedral, blends in perfectly with the sacral architecture of the Frauenkirche.

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