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Music at the limits: three decades of essays and articles on music

Music at the limits: three decades of essays and articles on music

Said, Edward W

Addressing the work of a wide variety of composers, musicians, and performers - from Mozart to Alfred Brendel - Edward Said analyses music's social, political, and cultural contexts and, as a classically trained pianist, provides rich and often surprising assessments of classical music and opera

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Edward W. Said
ISBN: 0747597782, 9780747597780
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiii, 325 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Musical criticism.; Music criticism

Author note

Edward Said was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He was the author of more than twenty books, including Orientalism, Culture and Imperialism and On Late Style and his essays and reviews appeared in newspapers and periodicals throughout the world. Edward Said died in September 2003.


ADVANCE PRAISE FOR 'MUSIC AT THE LIMITS'||'In this virtuoso intellectual performance, he weaves around his main subject of discussion supporting threads of social, historical, literary, philosophical, and political considerations, creating a grand, unified, visionary whole. Throughout the book, Said's clear, passionate prose resonates with energy and vitality.'
Radu Lupu, Grammy Award-winning concert pianist||'The sheer eloquence of Said's writings reminds us that with his untimely death we have lost one of our most distinguished music critics.'
Maynard Solomon, The Julliard School