Parallels And Paradoxes

Parallels And Paradoxes

Explorations In Music And Society

Book - 2002
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This fascinating exchange between two of the most prominent figures in contemporary culture, Daniel Barenboim, Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, and Edward W. Said, the eminent literary critic and scholar and a leading expert on the Middle East, grew out of the acclaimed Carnegie Hall Talks. A unique and impassioned discussion about politics and culture, it touches on many diverse subjects: the importance of a sense of place; the differences between writing prose and music; the conductors Wilhelm Fürtwangler and Arturo Toscani∋ Beethoven as the greatest sonata composer; the difficulty of playing Wagner; the sound at Bayreuth; the writers Balzac, Dickens, and Adorno; the importance of great teachers; and the power of culture to transcend all national and political differences----something they both witnessed when they brought together young Arab and Israeli musicians to play at Weimar in 1999. Although Barenboim and Said have very different points of view, they act as catalysts for each other. The originality of their ideas makes this a book that is both accessible and compelling for anyone who is interested in the culture of the twenty-first century.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books c2002.
ISBN: 9780375421068
0375421068
Branch Call Number: 780 Bar
Characteristics: xvii, 186 pages
Additional Contributors: Guzelimian, Ara
Said, Edward W.

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Dec 07, 2015

This book is a model of its kind; the only thing lacking is an index.
There are few books like it, and there should be more.

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