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BBC Proms 2009
Prom 48: Barenboim & West-Eastern Divan
Date: Friday, 21st August 2009
Time: 7:30pm – 9:45pm
Channel: BBC 4
Daniel Barenboim's unique Arab-Israeli West-Eastern Divan orchestra celebrates its tenth anniversary with a programme featuring works by Liszt, Wagner and Berlioz.
It was in 1999 in Weimar, Germany, that the Israeli pianist-conductor Daniel Barenboim and the Palestinian-American cultural historian, the late Edward Said, jointly founded the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra – a unique ensemble bringing together young players from both sides of the Arab–Israeli divide in what Barenboim insists is not 'an orchestra for peace' but 'an orchestra against ignorance', and which is now universally acclaimed as simply a superb orchestra, however you label it.
To open our weekend celebrating the Divan's 10th anniversary, we return to its roots in Weimar, where, as the city's music director for over a decade, Liszt championed the works of both Wagner and Berlioz.
Liszt Les préludes (17 mins)
Wagner Tristan and Isolde - Prelude and Liebestod (18 mins)
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique (55 mins)
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Nb. There is a metallic echoing on a few occasions in the first few minutes. It only happens during the introductions but the BBC appears to sort it out and it does not re-occur.
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