The pianist and conductor Daniel barenboim will offer on July 24 at the International Festival of Music and Dance of Granada a concert to benefit the Red Cross for the victims of the covid-19 pandemic, on the 40th anniversary of its debut in this appointment that opens the cultural calendar of the city of the Alhambra.
It was on June 22, 1980, and the Argentine musician will also commemorate the 70th anniversary of his public presentation with seven years in Buenos Aires on August 19, 1950.
At the Granada Festival, his last solo recital was in the 1985 edition, 35 years ago. On this occasion, he returns to the Palace of Carlos V, on Friday, July 24, at 9:30 p.m., where He will perform Sonata number 31 opus 110 and the Diabelli Variations opus 120 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
The proceeds from this charity concert will go to the Spanish Red Cross to help the victims of the current covid-19 pandemic. The Argentine pianist made his debut 40 years ago, at the opening concert of the XXIX Festival of Granada, at the Palacio de Carlos V, on June 22, 1980, precisely with the Diabelli Variations – along with Sonatas 8 and 23 – of Beethoven, in a historic recital at the Palace of Carlos V, which he will now recreate four decades later.
Then in 1981 he conducted two concerts with the Paris Orchestra and from 2005 to 2011 he regularly visited the Granada Festival every summer, always leading his orchestra. the Staatskapelle in Berlin, performing various piano concertos by Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin as a soloist.
In order to place Barenboim’s recital in the current edition, presented publicly on May 28, the Bertrand Chamayou recital had to be moved, in the Patio de los Mármoles of the Royal Hospital, from Friday July 24 to Saturday 25, to 22.00 hours.
The Miguel Poveda show had also had to be delayed for half an hour, which will now begin at 11:00 pm on Friday, July 24 at the Teatro del Generalife.
TICKETS THIS TUESDAY
This Tuesday, at 10.00 am, the online ticket sale begins (www.granadafestival.org/entradas). In addition to Barenboim, the pianists Krystian Zimerman (an integral of the five Beethoven Concertos for piano and orchestra), Grigori Sokolov (Mozart and Schumann), Martha Argerich together with Renaud Capuçon (Beethoven, Schumann, Prokofiev) will participate in the current edition of the Granada Festival. ), Elisabeth Leonskaja (Mozart), Igor Levit (last three Sonatas by Beethoven and Winterreise by Schubert with Bostridge), Javier Perianes (Debussy, Albéniz and Falla) and Bertrand Chamayou (Debussy, Ravel and Liszt)
Likewise, five important Spanish pianists, Eduardo Fernández, Javier Negrín, Miguel Ituarte, Juan Carlos Garvayo and Enriqueta Somarriba, will offer Franz Liszt’s piano transcriptions of the nine Beethoven Symphonies at the Corral del Carbón.