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    DescriptionIn this eloquent book, Daniel Barenboim draws on his profound and uniquely influential engagement with music to argue for its central importance in our everyday lives. While we may sometimes think of personal, social and political issues as existing independently of each other, Barenboim shows how music teaches that this is impossible. Turning to his intense involvement with Palestine, he examines the transformative power of music in the world, from his own performances of Wagner in Israel and his foundation, with Edward Said, of the internationally acclaimed West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Music Quickens Time reveals how the sheer power and eloquence of music offers us a way to explore and shed light on the way in which we live, and to illuminate and resolve some of the most intractable issues of our time.

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    Music Quickens Time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Barenboim, Edited by Elena Cheah
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844674022
    ISBN 10: 1844674029

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    BIC subject category V2: AVS
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    BIC subject category V2: AVH
    B&T General Subject: 540
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25950
    BISAC V2.8: MUS050000
    Abridged Dewey: 780
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: MUS001000
    DC21: 780.0306
    DC22: 780.0306
    LC classification: ML3845 .B2696 2009
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    Publication date
    07 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London, England
    Author Information
    Daniel Barenboim is one of the most prominent musicians of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, as both pianist and conductor. He has received numerous Grammy awards, and is the author of "A Life in Music," "Music Quickens Time," and, co-authored with Edward Said, "Parallels and Paradoxes." He was a UN Ambassador for Peace and has received many awards including the Goethe Medal, the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal, the Praemium Imperiale and the Wolf Prize in Arts.
    Review quote
    "Whether discussing the structure of a Mozart finale or the problem of performing Wagner to a Jewish audience, Mr. Barenboim proves a wonderfully compelling maestro."--"The Economist" "The writing brims with an optimism that is both heroic and hard-won."--"The New Yorker" "Truly riveting."--"New York Observer" "Electrifying ... Barenboim concludes through these illuminating meditations that the power of music lies in its ability to speak to all aspects of the human being."--"Publishers Weekly" "There is no one quite like him today in the music world."--"The New York Times"