RECITAL AT BOULEZ SAAL IN BERLIN

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Michael Barenboim gives a solo recital at the newly opened Boulez Saal in Berlin on 12 May. His programme, which includes Boulez’s Anthemes I & II (the latter with electronics), as well as works by Bach and Bartók, follows the highly successful release of his new solo recording for Accentus which features the same repertoire. Find out more about the … Read More

***Breaking News***

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Michael is jumping in on short notice to play Ligeti violin concerto with John Storgards and Münchner Kammerorchester on Thursday the 6th April! Find out more on the website of the MKO: www.m-k-o.eu

Bach Bartók Boulez

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Michael Barenboim’s debut CD “Bach Bartok Boulez” has received very positive reviews in many different media.

How do we choose the right tempo?

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When we learn a piece of music, we assume that choosing the right tempo is going to be one of the principal problems. However, when we really consider the question, we must admit that there can’t be such a thing as one ‘right’ tempo (if there was, surely all the others would be wrong?).

Studying contemporary music can inform our understanding of earlier works

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Blog for strad.com A tendency in the classical music world is to limit oneself to a certain type of repertoire, with the idea being that this is the best way to acquire a deeper understanding of that particular genre, and how it should be played. While the advantages of this approach are apparent, there’s one obvious catch: ignoring other types … Read More

Pierre Boulez

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Pierre Boulez is one of, if not the most important musical figure of the last 70 years. All his activities have completely changed the way music, particularly from the 20th century, is played, heard, and generally accepted.