The complete works of Daniel Barenboim on two pages

Thierry Vagne has compiled the ultimate discography here and here.

Has he forgotten anything?


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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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.


      • 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 …

  • 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.

  • 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

    • 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 !

      • 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.

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