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Parallels and Paradoxes: Explorations in Music and Society

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Publisher Comments:

These free-wheeling, often exhilarating dialogues—which grew out of the acclaimed Carnegie Hall Talks—are an exchange between two of the most prominent figures in contemporary culture: Daniel Barenboim, internationally renowned conductor and pianist, and Edward W. Said, eminent literary critic and impassioned commentator on the Middle East. Barenboim is an Argentinian-Israeli and Said a Palestinian-American; they are also close friends.

As they range across music, literature, and society, they open up many fields of inquiry: the importance of a sense of place; music as a defiance of silence; the legacies of artists from Mozart and Beethoven to Dickens and Adorno; Wagners anti-Semitism; and the need for “artistic solutions” to the predicament of the Middle East—something they both witnessed when they brought young Arab and Israeli musicians together. Erudite, intimate, thoughtful and spontaneous, Parallels and Paradoxes is a virtuosic collaboration.

About the Author

Daniel Barenboim is Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and General Music Director of the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. He gave his first public performance as pianist at the age of seven. He celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of that milestone in the year 2000 with a series of concerts throughout the world, culminating in a complete cycle of Beethoven piano concertos and symphonies at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He has been associated with the Bayreuth Festival since 1981.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400075157
Author:
Said, Edward W.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Barenboim, Daniel
Author:
Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Classical
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Classical
Subject:
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Subject:
Music -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Music - Classical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.55 in 0.4 lb

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