Celebrated pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the Bucharest University of Music, during a ceremony last evening at the University’s “George Enescu” Hall. A similar distinction was handed to Alfred Brendel, one of the most important classical music pianists in the second half of the 20th century, a reputed performer of the music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Liszt. Conductor Zubin Mehta will also receive this distinction September 20. Daniel Barenboim will be conducting, today and tomorrow, Berlin Staatskapell (Berlin State Orchestra), in the “Great Orchestras of the World” series, part of the “George Enescu” International festival. Today’s concerts will include works by Mozart – Concert no 24 for piano and orchestra in C minor KV 491, and A. Bruckner – Symphony no 7 in E Major. Tomorrow, works by W.A. Mozart – Concert no 22 for piano and orchestra in E flat Major KV 482 and Fr. Liszt –Symphony to Dante’s Divine Comedy S109. Daniel Barenboim was born in Buenos Aires, in 1942.