Conductor Daniel Barenboim has had a 50-year association with this orchestra and celebrates New Year's Eve in style.

When Daniel Barenboim first appeared as a guest soloist with the Berliner Philharmoniker performing Béla Bartók’s First Piano Concerto on 12 June 1964, he was only 21 years old and at the beginning of a stellar career. Since his spectacular debut, the general music director of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and the Berliner Philharmoniker have enjoyed a long-standing artistic partnership, and since he made his conducting debut in June 1969 with works by Haydn, Beethoven and Schumann, he has also regularly appeared at the helm of the orchestra.

For this year’s New Year’s Eve concerts, Daniel Barenboim has selected music by Maurice Ravel and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – the latter’s festive Piano Concerto in D major K537, with the maestro himself as the piano soloist.

Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim Photo: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons



MOZART: Piano Concerto No 26 in D K537, Coronation;

RAVEL: Rapsodie espagnole;

RAVEL: Alborada del Gracioso, from Miroirs;

RAVEL: Pavane for a Dead Princess;

RAVEL: Boléro;

BIZET: Carmen Suite No 1 

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with Daniel Barenboim (conductor, piano) 

Recorded in the Philharmonie, Berlin (DERBBB/EBU)