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Nightafternight playlist for summer's end

Music / Classical : The Rest Is Noise

— Björk, Biophilia (Nonesuch, Oct. 11) — Ives, Violin Sonatas; Hilary Hahn, Valentina Lisitsa (DG, Oct. 11) — Wagner arias; René Pape, Daniel Barenboim conducting the Staatskapelle Berlin (DG) — Steve Mackey, It Is Time; So Percussi...

Daniel Barenboim launches new piano

Music / Classical : Planet Hugill

Barenboim-Maene Concert Grand (c) Chris Maene During a trip to Siena in 2011, Daniel Barenboim played Franz Liszt's restored piano, and he was struck by the differences in sound between a modern concert grand (built with diagonal cr...

Playing Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" in Space

Academics / General Science : Living the Scientific Life

tags: music video, Beethoven, moonlight sonata, NASA, space station, Astronaut Ed Lu, streaming video In this video, astronaut Ed Lu plays Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" on board the International Space Station in 2003 (Video courte...

Lang Lang plays Chopin with an orange (new video)

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc

He says Daniel Barenboim showed him how to do this one morning at his house over breakfast. Lang Lang gave the demonstration on the Swedish-Norwegian TV show “Skavlan” in a long interview. He talks about Daniel Barenboim, his parent...

Daniel Barenboim hedges over support for Israel boycott

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc

After his 2015 Edward W. Said London lecture at the Southbank Centre, Daniel Barenboim was asked whether he supported the BDS campaign to boycott and isolate the state of Israel. His reply, which you can watch on video (click here a...


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