In Praise of Slow - Best Seller - translated in more than 30 languages - UK/USA - 1st Edition 2004
In Praise of Slow by Carl Honoré - Best Seller - translated in more than 30 languages - UK/USA - 1st Edition 2004.
Book Excerpt: Even skeptics can be swayed. Today, the leading exponent of Tempo Giusto in orchestral music is Maximianno Cobra, the Brazilian born conductor of the Europa Philharmonia Orchestra. Though Cobra's 2001 recording of Beethoven's legendary Ninth Symphony takes twice as long as mainstream renditions, it garnered some favourable reviews. One critic, Richard Elen, conceded that "there is a great deal of inner detail that this performance reveals, which usually whizzes past so fast that you can hardly hear it." Even though he disliked the slow approach, Elen grudgingly accepted that it might be closer to what Beethoven intended, and rated Cobra's performance "extremely good."
“The No Logo of its age…strangely enthralling, an epiphany for those of us who have forgotten how to look forward to things or to enjoy the moment when it arrives.”
– The Herald (UK)
“Entertaining, friendly and intelligent guide…with a light mix of well-researched historic trivia and contemporary statistics. [Honoré’s] anecdotes and self-deprecating humour convey the pleasure and reward that he experienced on his slow pilgrimage.”
– The Economist
“(This) book makes a persuasive case against mindless speed and offers an intriguing array of concrete suggestions about ways “to make the moment last.”
– Los Angeles Times
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