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Classical music at the Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012
19. Daniel Barenboim
Superstar conductor Daniel Barenboim put down his baton and represented classical music as one of the flag-carriers at the Opening Ceremony. His recent album, Beethoven for All with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra includes all nine of Beethoven's symphonies, which Barenboim thinks unite the whole world through music - much like the Olympics unites the world through sport.