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Absolutely on Music Conversations with Seiji Ozawa

by Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa

Absolutely on Music Conversations with Seiji Ozawa Synopsis

An unprecedented glimpse into the minds of two maestros. 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. They discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from record collecting to pop-up orchestras, and much more.

Absolutely on Music Conversations with Seiji Ozawa Press Reviews

These dialogues...add up to a sprawling feast of Mahler-style polytonality - or, alternatively, the sort of protean jam-session that Monk and Parker relished. -- Boyd Tonkin * Arts Desk * High Fidelity for classical music fans. * Publishers Weekly * Their words tessellate perfectly, forcing the neurons in your brain into a brave new quest for artistic divinity... A book for people transfixed by the minutia of creativity. * Shortlist * Hardly a soul writes of the listening and playing of music with such insight and tenderness -- Patti Smith * New York Times Book Review * Absolutely on Music is an unprecedented treasure... Talking about music is like dancing about architecture, it's often said, but what joy to watch these two friends dance. * Guardian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784700140
Publication date: 16th November 2017
Author: Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Music,

About Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa

Haruki Murakami (Author) Haruki Murakami is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His books include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, 1Q84, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, The Strange Library and Wind/Pinball. His work has been translated into more than 50 languages, and the most recent of his many international honours are the Jerusalem Prize and Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award. Seiji Ozawa (Author) Seiji Ozawa served as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for twenty-nine years, ...

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