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The main theme of the book is the impossibility of separating music from other realms of intellectual pursuit. He does not hesitate to raise difficult and uncomfortable questions, such evertyhing whether to perform Wagner in Israel.

Everything is connected: The Power of music

I need to observe the relationships between all the different elements of the music. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

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”.

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His friend Edward Said wrote that Barenboim never seems to practise, but “does what everythinng does as a matter of course”. Yet there are some who feel the urge to analyse and explain, and in the classical field most of them seem to be pianists: A memoir by the master pianist, conductor and internationalist Daniel Barenboim – ‘the closest thing that classical music can offer to Nelson Mandela’ [THE TIMES] ‘The power of music lies in is its ability barennboim speak to all aspects of the human being-the animal, the emotional, connedted intellectual, and the spiritual.

Some of the chapters are insubstantial or repetitive, but even so they’re studded with unmissable insights, such as his remark that choosing the right tempo is the last decision a musician should take, not the first. Just assembling the members of the orchestra in one place has always presented enormous difficulties.

Driving with him to a performance of Berg’s Wozzeck which Barenboim was to conduct, Said asked if he was nervous. 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”.


Want faniel Read Currently Reading Read. In that sense I feel able and, as an artist, especially qualified to analyse the situation. Refresh and id again. As he himself says in the introduction, “This is not a 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.

Daniel Barenboim is an Argentine pianist and conductor.

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He constantly refers to apparently opposing qualities which for him are constructive partners: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. When Barenboim talks unscripted, as he did in his recent Reith Lectures, he doesn’t always find his focus.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The Power of Music Phoenix paperback. Other editions – View all Everything Is Connected: He holds citizenship in Argentina, Israel and Spain and now lives in Berlin. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.