Absolutely on Music: Conversations (Vintage International)

ISBN9780804173728
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedOctober 1, 2017
Pages320
AuthorHaruki Murakami
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.22 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Absolutely on Music: Conversations (Vintage International)

Haruki Murakami

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October 1, 2017

A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

In Absolutely on Music, internationally Haruki Murakami sits down with his friend Seiji Ozawa, the revered former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for a series of conversations on their shared passion: music. Over the course of two years, Murakami and Ozawa discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from Bartók to Mahler, and from pop-up orchestras to opera. They listen to and dissect recordings of some of their favorite performances, and Murakami questions Ozawa about his career conducting orchestras around the world. Culminating in Murakami’s ten-day visit to the banks of Lake Geneva to observe Ozawa’s retreat for young musicians, the book is interspersed with ruminations on record collecting, jazz clubs, orchestra halls, film scores, and much more. A deep reflection on the essential nature of both music and writing, Absolutely on Music is an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of two maestros.

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Absolutely on Music: Conversations (Vintage International)

Haruki Murakami

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ISBN9780804173728
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedOctober 1, 2017
Pages320
AuthorHaruki Murakami
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.22 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Synopsis

A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

In Absolutely on Music, internationally Haruki Murakami sits down with his friend Seiji Ozawa, the revered former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for a series of conversations on their shared passion: music. Over the course of two years, Murakami and Ozawa discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from Bartók to Mahler, and from pop-up orchestras to opera. They listen to and dissect recordings of some of their favorite performances, and Murakami questions Ozawa about his career conducting orchestras around the world. Culminating in Murakami’s ten-day visit to the banks of Lake Geneva to observe Ozawa’s retreat for young musicians, the book is interspersed with ruminations on record collecting, jazz clubs, orchestra halls, film scores, and much more. A deep reflection on the essential nature of both music and writing, Absolutely on Music is an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of two maestros.

Buy Absolutely on Music: Conversations (Vintage International) by Haruki Murakami at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“Enthralling. . . . What comes through in these conversations is the devotion both men feel for music; the degree to which every detail of a work matters to them.”

– The Seattle Times

“An enviable word picture of the artistic life of two men at the top of their professional games. . . . [Absolutely on Music] offers so much that bears re-reading and considering.”

– The Washington Times

“The book shines as a deep exploration into how a conductor does his job and how performer personalities, logistical factors, and mundane bureaucracies can change an orchestra’s sound.”

– The New Republic