Monday 31 December 2018
Maurice Ravel Rapsodie espagnole· Alborada del gracioso · Pavane pour une infante défunte · Boléro Total running time: ca. 120 min
(incl. 30 min opening programme, concert without intermission)
The conductor of this New Year’s Eve concert is Daniel Barenboim, one of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s oldest friends. He also takes on the role of soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 26 – a work of sparkling beauty and nuanced expression. There are also four famous works by Maurice Ravel, which create an impressive synthesis of elegance and originality. The final highlight is the Boléro, perhaps the most stunning crescendo in music history.
“Star and once-in-a-century musician”
Süddeutsche Zeitung on Daniel Barenboim