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Music quickens time

Author: Daniel Barenboim
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso Books, 2008.
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"In this powerful new 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. Drawing on his own involvement with Palestine, he examines the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barenboim, Daniel, 1942-
Music quickens time.
London ; New York : Verso Books, 2008
(OCoLC)649656519
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Barenboim
ISBN: 9781844672875 1844672875
OCLC Number: 227016492
Description: 184 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Sound and thought --
Listening and hearing --
Freedom of thought and interpretation --
The orchestra --
A tale of two Palestinians --
Finale --
I have a dream --
On Schumann --
Remembering Edward Said --
I was reared on Bach --
On Wilhelm Furtwängler --
On Pierre Boulez --
On Don Giovanni --
On the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra --
On Mozart --
On dual citizenship.
Responsibility: Daniel Barenboim.

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"In this powerful new 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. Drawing on his own involvement with Palestine, he examines the transformative power of music in the world, from his own performances of Wagner in Israel to 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 how we live, and to illuminate and resolve some of the most intractable issues of our time."--Jacket.

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