Beyond the Music: Barenboim-Said Akademie


After the founding of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in 1999, another project of intercultural understanding is derived from the friendship between Barenboim and the Palestinian humanist Edward Said. The inauguration of the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin marked a new phase within the political and educational engagement of musician and pedagogue Daniel Barenboim. After a successful world career as a pianist, conductor and musical teacher with political aspirations, the creation of this place is perhaps Barenboim’s most enduring work and at the same time a project of the heart. “Beyond the Music” portrays this innovative academy whose mission is committed to the humanistic ideals of its founders and ultimately a clear message of peace: music creates understanding.

Additional Info

  • No: A95050009
  • Artists: Daniel Barenboim
  • Production year: 2023
  • Run time: 01:30:00
  • Director: A film by David Bernet
  • Producers: Anican films, Flare Film production, SRF, rbb, Arte
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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