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
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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