Daniel Barenboim

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Daniel Barenboim (pronounced ˈbaːʁənbɔʏm; in Hebrew: דניאל בארנבוים, born 15 November 1942) is an Argentine-born pianist and conductor based in Berlin. The current general music director of the Berlin State Opera and the Staatskapelle Berlin, Barenboim previously served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and La Scala in Milan. Barenboim is known for his work with the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, a Seville-based orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians, and as a resolute critic of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.Barenboim has received many awards and prizes, including seven Grammy awards, an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, France's Légion d'honneur both as a Commander and Grand Officier, and the German Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz mit Stern und Schulterband. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel Barenboim has received more than 1,692,689 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Daniel Barenboim is the 2nd most popular conductor (up from 4th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Argentina (up from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Conductor.

Daniel Barenboim is a pianist, conductor, and composer. He is most famous for his work as a conductor and his work in the field of music.

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Among conductors, Daniel Barenboim ranks 2 out of 97Before him are Herbert von Karajan. After him are Claudio Abbado, Arturo Toscanini, Zubin Mehta, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Sergiu Celibidache, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Karl Böhm, and Bruno Walter.

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Among people born in 1942, Daniel Barenboim ranks 15Before him are Jimi Hendrix, Ratko Mladić, Eusébio, Harrison Ford, Paul McCartney, and Barbra Streisand. After him are Peter Handke, Scatman John, Jacques Rogge, Isabel Allende, Ted Kaczynski, and Ronnie James Dio.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Daniel Barenboim ranks 7 out of 1,019Before him are Che Guevara (1928), Pope Francis (1936), Jorge Luis Borges (1899), Diego Maradona (1960), Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926), and Eva Perón (1919). After him are Astor Piazzolla (1921), Juan Perón (1895), Juan Manuel Fangio (1911), Martha Argerich (1941), Lionel Messi (1987), and Jorge Rafael Videla (1925).

Among CONDUCTORS In Argentina

Among conductors born in Argentina, Daniel Barenboim ranks 1