Daniel Barenboim Leads the Staatskapelle Berlin in Mozart and Bruckner

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Daniel Barenboim, director and co-founder of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim. (Melanie Buford for NPR)

Barenboim's performances with the Staatskapelle Berlin mark the 60th anniversary of his Carnegie Hall debut on Jan. 20, 1957. This program was also part of a multiple-night engagement at Carnegie, with Barenboim and the orchestra playing the complete cycle of Bruckner’s nine numbered symphonies.

WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon co-hosted the live broadcast alongside John Schaefer, host of WNYC's New Sounds show and WQXR's newest program, The Furthermore.

Program details:

Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim, music director and conductor
Wolfram Brandl, violin
Yulia Deyneka, viola

Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

Video: Our hosts recap their favorite moments from the concert and highlight what to listen for in the on-demand audio above.

We asked listeners to share their thoughts during the broadcast using #CHLive. Here is a collection of those tweets and photos.

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