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posted 25 October 2004 09:13 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Daniel Barenboim discusses his friend, Palestinian intellectual and activist Edward Said, the importance of music for him and of musical and cultural education in the understanding of the world.
Daniel Barenboim on Edward Said: Sound and Vision

"Edward Said was many things for many people, but in reality, his was a musician's soul, in the deepest sense of the word.

He wrote about important universal issues such as exile, politics, integration. However, the most surprising thing for me, as his friend and great admirer, was the realisation that, on many occasions, he formulated ideas and reached conclusions through music; and he saw music as a reflection of the ideas that he had regarding other issues.

This is one of the main reasons why I believe that Said was such an important figure. His journey through this world took place precisely at a time when the humanity of music, its human value as well as the value of thought, the transcendence of the idea written in sounds, were, and regrettably continue to be, concepts in decline". (...)

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