The complete works of Daniel Barenboim on two pages

The complete works of Daniel Barenboim on two pages


norman lebrecht

September 22, 2018

Thierry Vagne has compiled the ultimate discography here and here.

Has he forgotten anything?



  • Brian says:

    There’s a Bruckner 4 I couldn’t find in the list at first glance, a live recording from the Berlin Philharmonie, recorded 15 October 2008, so almost ten years ago. It appeared on the Staatsoper label and has no EAN number.

  • Hilary says:

    He’s a composer as well?!
    Rightly , or wrongly ‘works’ for me evokes the output of a creative as opposed to re-creative person. At some point there’s been a shift in terminology which has escaped me.

  • Jonathan Dunsby says:

    ==He’s a composer as well?!


    He gave up composition after studying with Nadia B

  • Fan says:

    Off topic, I remember when I was a child I heard on radio Martha Argerich playing Beethoven piano sonatas. I remember that because that was when I learned her name. But I’ve since never been able to find a disc of her playing Beethoven piano sonatas. Why?

    • Hedgehog says:

      DOREMI Legendary Treasures – Martha Argerich Vol.3 (DHR-8030): Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.10 No.3.

      These five CDs are outstanding.. Vol.4 contains a large number of performances from the Warsaw Competition of 1965 which I never thought I would find on CD – utterly superb.


      • Fan says:

        Thank you very much! Looking forward to listening to the set, in particular the Beethoven sonata.

        It seems, however, she doesn’t have recordings dedicated to Beethoven sonatas …

  • Hilary says:

    A nice/unexpected picture of DB with Alexis Weissenberg :

  • Bruce says:

    I don’t have time to look through all of this, but it’s fun to think of things he’s recorded that I had no idea about.

  • Stephen Cera says:

    I have two airchecks of live performances, later released commercially:

    1) Furtwangler: Symphonic Concerto for piano and orchestra, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, cond. by Zubin Mehta. Penzance Records (LP). Recorded January 1971. [I attended the unforgettable performances at the Music Center in Los Angeles.]

    2) Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, Opus 134, for piano four hands, with Alfred Brendel. Recorded at the Brighton Festival [1970], released on Arkadia CDHP 589

    • Michael Endres says:

      I envy you for having heard that Furtwaengler concerto performance live.
      I came across this recording first time recently on you tube and was extremely impressed.
      Spectacular playing from both soloist and orchestra, and suddenly this elephant of a concerto sounded alive and well !

      • Anson says:

        It’s an odd work, but something has always attracted me to it. Would love to see it performed in person. I had tickets to see it with Barenboim as soloist with the CSO many years ago. Unfortunately the conductor (Pappano, I think?) had to cancel, and they couldn’t find another conductor who could conduct it on short notice.

  • Filipe Salles says:

    I didn’t find the original 1994 cover from Liszt’s Dante Symphony on Teldec. Did he forget it?

  • MacroV says:

    One missing recording I once had: The Mozart and Haydn Sinfonia Concertantes for winds. English Chamber Orchestra, c. 1969.

  • piano lover says:

    Any idea if he played or recorded Mahler’s symphony n°6?