The Barenboim - Fighting For Music

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20010902

Richard Morrison explores what motivates the extraordinary pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim.

In the past year, he has been embroiled in a political fight in BERLIN, an explosive row about performing Wagner in Israel, and a controversial workshop for Israeli and Arab musicians.

He also runs two of the world's top musical institutions - the Chicago SO and the Staatsoper in BERLIN - and finds time for piano recitals and chamber music.

With contributions from Pierre Boulez, Edward Said, Semyon Bychkov, Maxim Vengerov, and musicians and critics from BERLIN, Chicago and Israel.

20010902

Richard Morrison explores what motivates the extraordinary pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim.

In the past year, he has been embroiled in a political fight in BERLIN, an explosive row about performing Wagner in Israel, and a controversial workshop for Israeli and Arab musicians.

He also runs two of the world's top musical institutions - the Chicago SO and the Staatsoper in BERLIN - and finds time for piano recitals and chamber music.

With contributions from Pierre Boulez, Edward Said, Semyon Bychkov, Maxim Vengerov, and musicians and critics from BERLIN, Chicago and Israel.