Daniel Barenboim leads the acclaimed West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in a concert honoring the memory of Isaac Stern. Joined by Israeli violist Miriam Manasherov and Austrian-Persian cellist Kian Soltani, they perform Strauss’s beguiling Don Quixote and Tchaikovsky’s destiny-filled Fifth Symphony.
Since 1999, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra has promoted intercultural dialogue and mutual respect by bringing young Arab, Palestinian, and Israeli musicians together, united by a shared passion for their art. With their legendary founder and maestro Daniel Barenboim at the podium, they quickly became one of the most acclaimed orchestras of their region. In this concert at Carnegie Hall, the orchestra embarks on a grand musical journey with Strauss’s Don Quixote, with the cello playing the central role of Cervantes’s beloved Don, before turning to Tchaikovsky’s emotionally-charged Fifth Symphony that transport listeners from dark despair to triumphant light.
Kian Soltani appears courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon.
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Audio for this broadcast provided by Classical 105.9 FM WQXR, New Yor
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