An intimate conversation about music and creativity, between the internationally bestselling writer and a world-class conductor.
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.'
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.
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.
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