Parallels and Paradoxes: Explorations in Music and Society

Parallels and Paradoxes: Explorations in Music and Society

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.

Title:Parallels and Paradoxes: Explorations in Music and Society
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781400075157
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  • ????????? *82*

    Πολύ δυνατό ανάγνωσμα. Η ευρύτητα του πνεύματος και το βάθος της αναλυτικής σκέψης, στοιχεία που ήταν γνωστά ...

  • Martha

    I picked this up because I've long admired Edward Said and didn't realize he had interest or expertise in music. But perhaps I'm not enough of a musician to appreciate the details--it seemed a rather ...

  • Abdulslam

    كتاب جميل للمهتم في الموسيقى وفهمها من الناحية النقدية، حديث إدوارد سعيد دائما مثير للإهتمام بالنسبة لي مهما ...

  • Lynn Wilson

    A wonderful book about cultural differences, "home" and the healing power of music to bring all of us together. A dialogue between two men with great minds....

  • Bliss

    A collection of deeply thoughtful, provocative conversations between Barenboim and Said. I suspect I will be returning to this now and then for years to come....

  • Yaser Maadat

    حوارات الموسيقى "وحدها" الشيقة...

  • Aya Mtoori

    يمكن للموسيقى أن تكون أفضل مدرسة لمواجهة الحياة وبنفس الوقت أفضل وسيلة للهرب منها.يفتتح آرا غوزيمليان الكتاب ...

  • Lauren

    ***Finally finished the book!! Was a wonderful read. Definitely worth the work to get through it, but it also was so intellectually stimulating that I feel like I am still on a learning "high", two da...

  • HAMZA AL-AMEER

    ذا الحوار الساحر بين اثنين من أبرز شخصيات الثقافة المعاصرة، دانيال بارنبويم، مدير الشؤون الموسيقة لاوركسترا ...

  • Jan

    Busoni said, says Barenboim on one of his last pages: 'Music is sonorous sound.'The could have left it at this. They, Barenboim and Said, didn’t. Said tries to bring the conversations to a higher ab...