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British Prime Minister Tony Blair chooses Warner Classics boxset as gift for Pope

British Prime Minister Tony Blair chooses Warner Classics boxset as gift for Pope

Pope Benedict XVI is known to be an accomplished pianist who loves Mozart, so what better gift for British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to bring for the leader of the Catholic Church than a recording of Mozart's Piano Concertos? The PM showed impeccable taste by choosing the beautifully re-packaged boxset of Daniel Barenboim's performances of the works with the Berlin Philharmonic on Warner Classics. The 9CD budget-price set includes a bonus DVD of Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos performed by Andras Schiff and Barenboim with the English Chamber Orchestra and Sir Georg Solti. You can see the official exchange of gifts, which took place on Saturday 3rd June 2006, in this BBC News story Blair meets the Pope in Rome. Mozart: The Piano Concertos - Daniel Barenboim / Berlin Philharmonic (Warner Classics 2564-61919-2).