Breaking: Now Berlin Philharmonic gives Barenboim a titlemain
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra has just named Daniel Barenboim its Ehrendirigent, or honorary conductor.
The announcement follows his reinstallation this week at the Staatsoper under den Linden, officially cleared of allegations of bullying.
Barenboim was defeated in 1998 by Simon Rattle in his bid to become chief conductor of the Philharmonic. He first conducted the orchestra 50 years ago, in June 1969.