Parallels and Paradoxes

by Barenboim, Daniel


A beautifully poised series of dialogues … they’re a testimony to the enormous gifts and courage of both men — Tom Paulin, Guardian

A completely gripping conversation about music and politics — Andrew Marr, Observer

A fascinating exchange of ideas on music, politics and literature — Classic FM Magazine

An extraordinary meeting of minds in troubled times — Financial Times

Without question, the most original book of the year … Marvellous — Nadine Gordimer, TLS

About the Author

Edward W. Said was University Professor of English and Comparitive Literature at Columbia University and the author of twenty-one books including Orientalism, Culture and Imperialism and The End of the Peace Process. His books have been published in thirty-six languages. He died in 2003. Daniel Barenboim was born in Buenos Aires and grew up in Israel. He has been Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1991 and of the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin since 1992. Barenboim began conducting with the New Philharmonic Orchestra in London in 1967 and was musical director of the Orchestre de Paris. He lives in Germany.