Teacher Daniele Barenboim should have Canceldue to health reasons, his scheduled performance next Monday as part of the Salzburg Pentecost Festival, where he had planned to play the piano “four hands” together with marta argerichwhich will not even act, as announced by the organizers.
However, the two famous artists, both in their eighties and Argentines, confirmed it They will be present the same day at a gala in honor of Barenboim himselfin which other famous musicians will pay homage to the famous pianist and conductor, as declared by the organizers in a statement.
Among those celebrities who will pay tribute to her is the Italian singer Cecilia Bartolothe Spanish tenor Placido Domingothe Chinese pianist lang langthe Mexican tenor Rolando Villazonthe Indian teacher Zubin Methaamong others.
Barenboim would play with Argerich who he works for piano four hands by Franz Schubert. News of Barenboim’s ill health has led the famed pianist to decide that she, too, will not play this time.
Of course: Argerich, 81 years old, promised his presence at the charity gala “Hommage Daniel Barenboim”, which will take place at the Grosses Festspielhaus, where he will perform the piano concert by Robert Schuman with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra, under the direction of another celebrity, Zubin Mehta.
“The Festival regrets that Barenboim and Argerich had to cancel their performance at the Schubertiade, but is delighted to welcome these two friends of the Festival to Salzburg,” the statement concludes.
He poor health de Barenboim has led the pianist and conductor to cancel concerts several times in recent months, although it is also known that he has been able to perform numerous times, garnering the usual applause.
Last October, the Argentine musician, nationalized Spanish, Israeli and Palestinianshe communicated in a tweet that he had been diagnosed a serious neurological conditionadvising that this would force him to cancel the engagements.
“After weeks of worrying, I was absolutely delighted when I received this reassuring call from Barenboim: ‘Cecilia, I’m coming to you in Salzburg’said Bartoli, artistic director of the Salzburg Pentecost competition, in the same note.
“It’s a wonderful gift for Daniel to feel betterand this will allow us to discover with even more joy, at Monday’s gala, the musical gifts prepared by Mehta and his Maggio Musicale Fiorentino”, he adds.
The homage to Barenboim includes the Piano Concerto No. 3 From beethovenperformed by Lang Lang, arias sung by Plácido Domingo and Rolando Villazón and also a piano work by Robert Schumann, performed by Martha Argerich.
Given the situation, the artists have waived their compensation for this event, the net proceeds of which will be donated to the Daniel Barenboim Foundation.
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