Knowledge Is The Beginning

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Knowledge Is The Beginning



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29th Oct 2012




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Knowledge Is The Beginning

Documentary produced and directed by Paul Smaczny


Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67


Nimrod (from Enigma Variations)


Sinfonia concertante in E flat for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon & Orchestra, K297b

Mohamed Saleh (oboe), Kinan Azmeh (clarinet), Mor Biron (bassoon) & Sharon Polyak (horn)

DVD Video - 2 discs


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In a new EuroArts Edition:

KNOWLEDGE IS THE BEGINNING - Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

The award winning documentary produced and directed by Paul Smaczny

Daniel Barenboim established the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra with the late Palestinian writer Edward Said in order to bring together young musicians from across the political divide in the Middle East. Their hope was that music would heal and help to bring understanding and tolerance of different beliefs and cultures.

THE RAMALLAH CONCERT - Live recording at the Place of Culture in Ramallah, 21st August 2005

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Mohamed Saleh (oboe), Kinan Azmeh (clarinet), Mor Biron (bassoon) & Sharon Polyak (horn), Daniel Barenboim.

Bonus: 63-minutes conversation between Edward Said and Daniel Barenboim, Weimar 1999 (in two parts)

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sound formats DVD: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1

Region code: 0

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish

Subtitles (Bonus): Deutsch, French, Spanish

Running time: 114 mins (documentary), 112 mins (concert)

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