Absolutely on Music

Author: Haruki Murakami,Seiji Ozawa

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385354355

Category: Music

Page: 352

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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.

Absolutely on Music

Author: Haruki Murakami,Seiji Ozawa

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473520150

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 8584


An intimate conversation about music and creativity, between the internationally bestselling writer Haruki Murakami and world-class conductor, Seiji Ozawa. 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 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

Summary of Haruki Murakami & Seiji Ozawa's Absolutely on Music

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 26

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I had a conversation with Ozawa about the Beethoven Third Piano Concerto in C minor on November 16, 2010. We spent three hours discussing the concerto, and took occasional breaks to prevent Ozawa from tiring. #2 The speech by Bernstein is included in this live recording that I have here. He said that he was conducting the Brahms Piano Concerto according to the interpretation of Glenn Gould, with which he did not agree. He said that he was conducting it because Gould was so valid and serious an artist that he had to take his conception seriously. #3 The piano part is slow, and it sounds fine, especially if you've never heard anyone else play it. It's like a relaxed tune from the countryside. But it must be difficult for the performer to stretch it out like this. #4 In a concert, who is the boss – the soloist or the conductor. The conductor begins working on the music two weeks before the performance, but the soloist can be wrestling with it for six months or more.

Men Without Women

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0451494636

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 1954


NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Including the story "Drive My Car”—now an Academy Award–nominated film—this collection from the internationally acclaimed author "examines what happens to characters without important women in their lives; it'll move you and confuse you and sometimes leave you with more questions than answers" (Barack Obama). Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are lovesick doctors, students, ex-boyfriends, actors, bartenders, and even Kafka’s Gregor Samsa, brought together to tell stories that speak to us all. In Men Without Women Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic, marked by the same wry humor and pathos that have defined his entire body of work.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385352115

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller One of the most revered voices in literature today gives us a story of love, friend­ship, and heartbreak for the ages. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the remarkable story of a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. A New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage's best books of the year

First Person Singular

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0593318080

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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NATIONAL BEST SELLER • A mind-bending new collection of short stories from the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author. • “Some novelists hold a mirror up to the world and some, like Haruki Murakami, use the mirror as a portal to a universe hidden beyond it.” —The Wall Street Journal The eight stories in this new book are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator. From memories of youth, meditations on music, and an ardent love of baseball, to dreamlike scenarios and invented jazz albums, together these stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world. Occasionally, a narrator may or may not be Murakami himself. Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides. Philosophical and mysterious, the stories in First Person Singular all touch beautifully on love and solitude, childhood and memory. . . all with a signature Murakami twist.

Knowledge

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Science

Page: N.A

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