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Parallels and Paradoxes : Explorations in Music and Society - Edward; Barenboim, Said

Parallels and Paradoxes

Explorations in Music and Society

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9780747563853
Number Of Pages: 208

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Israeli Daniel Barenboim - director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and of the Berlin State Opera - and Palestinian Edward Said - eminent literary critic and leading expert on the Middle East - have been close friends for years. Parallels and Paradoxes is a series of discussions between the two friends about music, politics, literature and society. Barenboim and Said talk about, among other subjects, the differences between writing prose and music; the compromising politician versus the uncompromising artist; Beethoven as the ultimate sonata composer; Wagner; great teachers; and the power of culture to transcend national differences.

Parallels and Paradoxes is an affectionate and impassioned exchange of ideas that is deeply informed, profound and yet completely accessible.

Industry Reviews

'A beautifully poised series of dialogues about literature, music and politics, and they're a testimony to the enormous gifts and courage of both men' Tom Paulin, Guardian 'Without question, the most original book of the year. A marvellous eavesdrop on the discourse of exchange between two great intellects' Nadine Gordimer, TLS 'A fascinating exchange of ideas on music, politics and literature' Classic FM Magazine 'An extraordinary meeting of minds in troubled times' Financial Times

ISBN: 9780747563853
ISBN-10: 0747563853
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition