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Barenboim gives free performance in Argentina

08-24-2010 09:19 BJT

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Argentine-Israeli concert pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim gave a free performance on Saturday in one of Buenos Aires's landmarks, the central Obeliscoon.

Barenboim conducted the West-Eastern Divan, an ensemble he founded in 1999.

The orchestra is made up of young Arab, Israeli, and Spanish musicians.

Thousands of Argentineans attended the concert, delighted to be able to see one of their most famous compatriots perform live.

Buenos Aires was the last stop of a regional tour that has taken the conductor to the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Colombia.

Daniel Barenboim was born in Buenos Aires in 1942 and lived in Argentina until 1952.

Daniel Barenboim 
Daniel Barenboim 

That year his Russian Jewish immigrant parents and both piano teachers- emigrated to Israel.

A piano prodigy, Barenboim delivered his first concert in Buenos Aires on August the 19th, 1950 at age 7.


Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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