Music and Society: Discussion between Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said

Discussion Tue 1 Oct 2002
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In the political climate of the moment, it is a testament to reason's discourse that an Israeli, Daniel Barenboim, Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin State Opera, and Edward Said, a Palestinian-American, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia university, author of Orientalism and Musical Elaborations, could have co-written a book in which they reflect on the challenge of a cultural artifact, music, to transcend political differences. It is all the more exciting in that the authors are not only a performer and a critic but are both deeply engaged in the public debates relating to the Israeli-Palestinian struggle.

Daniel Barenboim
Edward Said

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