'Nationalism is definitely a thing of the past', Simon Schama's history teacher told him. So much for the prophetic powers of history teachers – because today, the ancient demons of tribalism and nationalism are still haunting our world. The story of the struggle for liberal democracy has not been told with enough narrative vigour and vividness, according to Schama. In these videos of the most recent Nexus Conference, he brilliantly shows how to bring these issues to the attention of the public.
The Nexus Institute invites you to its symposium ‘Virtuoso!’ with host David Dubal, an internationally acclaimed expert on the piano and its history, performers and composers. On this afternoon you will hear live performances and recordings from the golden age of the piano, and explore the idea of virtuosity with Mr. Dubal, the acclaimed American concert pianist Barbara Nissman, the Chinese-born pianist Rexa Han and the famed Dutch impresario Marco Riaskoff. Join us for an afternoon that will titillate and thrill your ears, heart and mind.