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The Ethics of Aesthetics

Bilingual edition
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Nexus Library, volume VII, bilingual hardcover edition

From the bottom of his heart and from the top of his wisdom, conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim formulates the great values music has to offer.

“There is no end to what music can teach us if we are able to delve into it and not segregate it from our intellectual lives. Music has been banished over the years to a remote kingdom of pleasure and escape, assumed to have nothing to say to the parts of our brains that determine everyday thought or life. This is a sad state of affairs for all involved. Music has the capacity to express what humanity can do when it overcomes its limitations. Music possesses the power of communication between human beings regardless of their gender, race, or nationality. All this may be because music puts us on a path from chaos to order.”

About the author

Daniel Barenboim

Argentina, 1942
Daniel Barenboim is a pianist and conductor. At an early age, he drew attention to his performances of Beethoven's piano sonatas and in 1966 he became a conductor at the English Chamber Orchestra. Barenboim went on to become artistic and musical director of the Opéra de la Bastille and the State Opera in Berlin, as well as conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has been principal guest conductor at La Scala in Milan since 2006. With Edward Said, he founded the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in 1999, which is made up of young musicians from Israel and the surrounding Arab nations, improving their mutual relationship. Nexus playlist of Daniel Barenboim