Parallels and Paradoxes

Parallels and Paradoxes : Explorations in Music and Society

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Israeli Daniel Barenboim - one of the finest musicians of our times - and Palestinian Edward Said - eminent literary critic and leading expert on the Middle East - have been close friends for years. "Parallels & 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 (Barenboim is considered by many to be the greatest living conductor of his work); great teachers; and the power of culture to transcend national differences. Illuminating and deeply moving, "Parallels & Paradoxes" is an affectionate and impassioned exchange of ideas that is deeply informed, profound and yet completely accessible.show more

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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 144 x 216 x 26mm | 399.16g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747563764
  • 9780747563761

About Edward W. Said

Edward W. Said is University Professor of English and Comparitive Literature at Columbia University and the author of twenty-one books. He lives in New York. Daniel Barenboim is the Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the General Music Director of the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. He lives in Germany.show more

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