Monday, January 28, 2013
Barenboim and the Legacy of Said in New York
Anyway: Said, also a musician, passed away not long ago. Barenboim continues to draw praise for this effort and, as a conductor, recently brought the complete Beethoven symphonies to London. Starting this Wednesday he is doing the same in New York at Carnegie Hall, and I will be there on Sunday. But as a bonus, I somehow secured tickets to a special "club date" tomorrow night, at hip Le Poisson Rouge in the Village, where Barenboim is bringing along a few of the Divan musicians. One of their offerings: the debut of a clarinet compositon, "Prayer for Edward Said." It will be streamed at WQXR.