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Parallels and Paradoxes: Explorations in Music and Society

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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; Wagner’s 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.

Synopsis:

Presents an intimate conversation about music and politics between the Israeli director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a Palestinian-American critic and scholar--two long-time friends--discussing such topics as Beethoven, education, the differences between writing prose and music, and the power of culture to transcend national and political differences. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

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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:
9780307489371
Subtitle:
Explorations in Music and Society
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Said, Edward W.
Author:
Ara Guzelimian
Author:
Barenboim, Daniel
Author:
Guzelimian, Ara
Author:
Daniel Barenboim
Author:
Edward W. Said
Subject:
Music : Genres & Styles - Classical
Subject:
Classical
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Classical
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Subject:
Music -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Music - Classical
Subject:
Music --General History
Subject:
Music-Music Appreciation
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040309
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Theory
History and Social Science » Politics » General

Parallels and Paradoxes: Explorations in Music and Society
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Product details 208 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307489371 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Presents an intimate conversation about music and politics between the Israeli director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a Palestinian-American critic and scholar--two long-time friends--discussing such topics as Beethoven, education, the differences between writing prose and music, and the power of culture to transcend national and political differences. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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