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Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa
Murakami,Haruki (tr Rubin,Jay)
  • ISBN:
    9781846559181
    Hardback
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  • $50.00 
  • Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa



    'My only purpose in this book was for me, as a music lover, to have a discussion of music with the musician Seiji Ozawa that was as open and honest as possible. I simply wanted to bring out the ways that each of us (though on vastly different levels) is dedicated to music.' Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books. Now, in Absolutely on Music, Murakami fulfills a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk about their shared interest. Transcribed from lengthy conversations about the nature of music and writing, here they discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from record collecting to pop-up orchestras, and much more. Ultimately this book gives readers an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of two maestros.

    Review: "Hardly a soul writes of the listening and playing of music with such insight and tenderness" -- Patti Smith New York Times Book Review "High Fidelity for classical music fans." Publishers Weekly "Murakami is Japan's greatest living writer" Washington Post "Its cool, conversational style is one of the trademarks of Murakami's writing - his novels all have the easy calm of a bar room dialogue - and Absolutely On Music has the particular feel of sitting at a table with two friends while they bat around their ideas." -- Ross McIndoe Skinny "It's a conversation that is well worth hearing." -- Richard Osborne Gramophone

    Author: Murakami,Haruki (tr Rubin,Jay)
    Publication date: 15/11/2016
    Imprint: Harvill Secker UK
    Pages: 352