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Everything Is Connected: The Power Of Music,
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This intellectually written book concisely expresses his deep anguish about the future of classical music and Israel, as sincere as his Beethoven.
The most interesting part, for me, was his encounter with Bible and Spinoza. With a lucky coincidence, when I got that chapter, I was just receiving a lecture on Spinoza. As a Non-European myself, Jews and Palestinian problem has been one of the most intricate and but unimaginably illogical situation.
This book will be an advocate for the further thought about the problem.
It also gives us an idea how he met and developed the sole friendship with Edward Said, the late Palestinian scholar. There are a couple of rather duplicated articles in the Part 11, Variations, but they convey vividly the feelings of at the time of events. Nonetheless, his passion in music and intention to connect his mind with us is strongly there.
Since I was at his conversation/ question time, through which his full of passion and ardent inner quest permeated towards auditorium well with occasional jokes, at the Royal Festival Hall in London and heard his recent Beethoven piano sonata concerts, I have been very curious to know his inside world. This book answered me well. -