Daniel Barenboim: Conductor and Pianist Essential Recordings

Essential Recordings

Argerich and Barenboim, piano duos
DG 479 3922
Mozart, Schubert and The Rite Of Spring with one then two pianos; live from the Berlin Philharmonie in April 2014.

Mozart Piano Concertos K482 and 488
BR Klassik 900709
Live performances, 1970, Barenboim playing with Rafael Kubelík and the Bavarian RSO.

Saint-Saens and Schumann Cello Concertos
Warner Classics 9029577508
'Original Jacket' CD reissue of the 1969 coupling with Jacqueline du Pré and the New Philharmonia Orchestra. It's also available on vinyl: 9029576533.

Elgar Symphonies Nos 1 and 2
DG 478 9353 and 478 6677
Live recordings 2013/2015 with Staatskapelle Berlin, Andrew Keener producing.

Sibelius & Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos
DG 479 6038
Two outstanding recordings with Lisa Batiashvili and the Staatskapelle Berlin – 'such musicality' I wrote [HFN Yearbook '17].

Verdi Requiem
Warner Classics 2564694517
Highlight of Barenboim's Chicago SO discography, with Alessandra Marc a thrilling soprano (Domingo is the tenor). Far better than the La Scala/Decca remake.