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Magic Moments of Music – Barenboim and WEDO in Ramallah

Synopsis

Music under extreme conditions: Only six years after its founding, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra gave what is probably its most legendary concert: the orchestra founded by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said with young Israeli and Arab musicians gave a concert in the Darwish Palace of Culture in Ramallah in 2005. A historic event and a musical moment of glory at the same time. In Israel, Barenboim was attacked. But the orchestra set an example with its concert, underlined by the choice of programme: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 (‘Fate Symphony’). Beethoven’s vision of the reconciliation of people – that was what moved Barenboim. The “peace concert” – Barenboim himself did not call it that – attracted international attention and was broadcast worldwide. This star hour shows the concert and makes musical history tangible in short documentary passages. Contemporary witnesses and prominent interview partners put the concert into perspective from today’s point of view.

Additional Info

  • No: 8837
  • Artists: Christoph Waltz, Mustafa Barghouti, Waltraud Meier, Daniel Barenboim, Yo-Yo Ma, Mariam C. Said, …
  • Production year: 2022
  • Run time: 00:52:00
  • Director: A film by Anne-Kathrin Peitz
  • Producers: ZDF/arte, sounding images, C Major Entertainment
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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