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He does not hesitate to raise difficult and uncomfortable questions, such as whether to perform Wagner in Israel. Kate rated it did not like it Nov 10, The complex and self-sufficient nature of piano music may have something to do with it, and I’ve often suspected that, because the pianist’s left and right hands play different music, the brain must develop unusual agility. In that sense I feel able and, as an artist, especially qualified to analyse the situation.

Refresh and try again. The topics covered range from the problems of timing to the philosophy of Spinoza and its relevance to musical interpretation. It is also a profound analysis of music.

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Some very interesting ideas from a very thoughtful and intelligent man. He explains how an understanding of music among the young Israelis, Palestinians and Arabs of other countries in the orchestra can contribute to the comprehension of their dependence on one another and, ultimately, to a better human understanding. Other editions – View all Everything Is Connected: M any musicians don’t like to speak about music, and as music is beyond words this often seems perfectly natural.


He also writes touchingly about the love between music and silence, for example at the opening of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde prelude where “the music does not begin with the move from the initial A to the F, but from the silence to the A”.

Does the experience of playing the piano make them intellectual, or do they gravitate towards the piano because they’re cerebral in the first place?

As he himself says in the introduction, “This is not evverything book for musicians, nor is it one for non-musicians, but rather for the curious mind that wishes to discover the parallels between music and life and the wisdom that becomes audible to the thinking ear.

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Driving with him to a performance of Berg’s Wozzeck which Barenboim was to conduct, Said asked if he was nervous. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Open Preview See a Problem? He uses the analogy of musical structures such as fugue and sonata form to show that a voice which states a poewr all by itself is never more than a transient phenomenon, always followed by counter-subjects, contrasting themes and developments, other voices with other daniep to say.

Looking for beautiful books? My library Help Advanced Book Search. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Preview — Everything is connected by Daniel Barenboim. The Power of Music Phoenix paperback.

The main theme of the book is the impossibility of separating music from other realms of intellectual pursuit. The orchestra was founded by Barenboim and Said in with the aim of bringing young Arabs and Israelis closer together through music-making.

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One of Barenboim’s most celebrated and ground-breaking projects is an eloquent testimony to the power music holds over our lives: Just a moment while we sign you in evdrything your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Far from being only an instinctive musician, however, Barenboim is also determined to analyse his talent.


The Power of Music. Finding a tempo “requires an understanding of the relationship between space and time, or, in other words, the relationship between subject matter and speed”.

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This is no small revelation in a part of the world where opposing factions refuse to recognise one another’s right to exist. Music teaches us, in short, that everything is connected’.

Daniel Barenboim’s book vividly describes his lifelong pursuit of knowledge and understanding, not only of music and of life, but of one through the other.

Daniel Barenboim is an Argentine pianist and conductor. To those who accuse him of being politically naive, Barenboim says, “I am not a political person He’s impatient with musicians “who fall prey to the superstitious belief that too thorough an analysis of a piece of music will destroy the intuitive quality and the freedom of their performance, mistaking knowledge for rigidity and forgetting that rational understanding is not only possible but absolutely necessary in order for the imagination to have free rein”.