Daniel Barenboim

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Birthday
15, 1942
Birthplace
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
15, 1942 (age 76)
Birthplace
Buenos Aires, Argentina

About

Prolific music director who became associated with some of the best-known symphonic and operatic orchestras.

Before Fame

He was seven when he gave his first concert in Buenos Aires, his hometown.

Trivia

He became general music director of Milan's La Scala, the Berlin State Opera, and the Staatskapelle Berlin.

Family Life

His parents were Russian Jews. He began taking lessons with his mother, Aida, when he was five.

Associated With

He opposed the Israeli ban on Richard Wagner's works being performed and became an advocate for appreciating the composer's music, while holding the man's views in contempt.