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attracted to musicto music Japanese composers like Takemitsu It s the maFor an explanation you will have to read the book I consumed the 300 pages in very uick time and its one for a reread at some point *i got this for my piano teacher as *got this for my piano teacher as was leaving for college He said he had his eye on this book for a while but never got around to buying it so good thing I caught it before he decided to head over to the book store Seiji Ozawa is a wonderful conductor and musician and the words i Murakami is also a writer that rarely fails he has written the conversations he had with Seji Ozawa definitely the most important figure on Western music from Japan But the conversations also are full of love for Ozawa and understanding and sympathy Ozawa comes out biggerand so does Murakami Both come out of the book wellvery well Fascinating never read anything like it Murakami is such a fan and such a good asker of uestions Ozawa is such a regular guy considering he is a great conductor and very good at reflecting on what he has played and what others have played *It Is Great That *is great that this era we can listen to many of the performances mentioned without reuiring an enormous record library The book is entertaining and absorbing even for some one without extensive knowledge of classical music Haruki Murakami s sweeping knowledge of classical music provides the perfect foundation for his conversations with Seiji Ozawa The interviews took place in Tokyo Honolulu and Switzerland in 2010 and 2011 Ozawa s passion for music comes through loud and clear throughout these interviews The two men touch on orchestral music chamber music opera and even a little bit of azzThe format of the book is mostly a transcription of their conversations Murakami doesn t simply engage in A He has a lot of opinions on composers conductors and orchestras which he shares liberally with Ozawa to get his thoughts I suspect that the conversations were edited uite a bit to help out with the flow and content The end result is a readable and engaging dialogue between two guys who come across as the heart and soul of classical musi. O Beethoven from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould from record collecting to pop up orchestras and much Absolutely on Music is an unprecedented treasure Talking about music is like dancing about architecture its often said but what oy to watch these two friends dance Guardi.
Free read Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free · Haruki Murakami, Seiji OzawaThis is a review on the uality of the physical hard back book not the literary content For a brand new book there was Just to be clear up until now I didn t even know who Murakami was I bought the book ust to learn something from Maestro Ozawa Sadly instead of impersonating the role of the interviewer as I thought it d be the case in books of this kind Murakami decides to present himself as an ultra competent attentive listener and musicologist I wonder how can a non musician be so audacious expressing his views on music when talking to a conductor like Ozawa I am uite disappointed that most of the written text is Murakami s rather than Ozawa s A missed opportunity for the reader to learn about music and for Murakami to "Learn Something About Humility If You Re A True Murakami " something about humility If you re a true Murakami you ll understand precisely what music means to him One of the aspects I love when reading anything by this man is his ear for a good tune and nowhere is this evident than his passion for classical musicThis is a wonderful concept and a book that is ust thoroughly enjoyable to read A conversation between two creative greats the tone is warm and sentimental but above provides an excellent insight into two successful men who have worked hard to achieve their positions I am a Murakami addict I knew Seiji Ozawa back in the 1960s when he was an assistant to Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic It was fascinating and lovely to read about the conversations between these two giants I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to spend some special time with these two men You will be glad you did This one is only for hard core Murakami fans I appreciated the interaction between the two Japanese geniuses Ozawa on music *and Murakami on literature The conversations between the two are genuine enough and interesting enough but I feel the book is *Murakami on literature The conversations between the two are genuine enough and interesting enough but I feel the book is I love classical music but I expected knowing as I know that Murakami owned a azz music club that there would be at least a couple of chapters dedicated to that kind of music instead they speak at leeeeenght about Mahler at least for four chapters Don t get me wrong I appreciate Mahler as. An intimate conversation about music and creativity between the internationally bestselling writer Haruki Murakami and world class conductor Seiji Ozawa Haruki Murakamis passion for music runs deep Before turning his hand to writing he ran a azz club in Tokyo and the aesth. Well as Brahms or Beethoven or *Tchaykovsky but I feel the book needed variety As a young assistant to various conductors Ozawa *but I feel the book needed variety As a young assistant to various conductors Ozawa insights on several of the world most famous conductors are really illuminating specially his recounts of his experience with Leonard Bernstein That aspect of the book is relly fascinating I am guilty of not finishing this book The music conversations get a little drifty and rambling It seems you d almost have to be listening to the music at the same time and reading their discussions However I enjoyed the concept of the author interviewing the musician
and comparing theircomparing their passions and hard word For ex When a great writer and music lover such as Murakami gets together with his friend and great conductor Seiji Ozawa you can expect both fascinating insights into the music and great anecdotes about the performers involved Ozawa studied with Leonard Bernstein in New York in the 1960 s and was given a grounding in conducting by Herbert von Karajan no less The discussions had me freuently checking out the recordings they were discussing which would often be playing along as I read Nothing too technical here so very accessible to everyone irrespective of their level of musical training If you are a Murakami fan and like me a lover of classical music but not able to read music then you may well enjoy this bookThese are a series of conversations between Murakami and Seiji Ozawa the venerable conductor who studied under Karajan and Bernstein in the 1960s Its not a book that will ever be a university text but it provides the average reader with some insight as to how one conductor thinks and practices his art In addition Murakami is able to draw some parallels and contrasts with the process
Of Writing Novels Explored Previouslywriting novels explored previously What I talk about when I talk about running So if you want to be entertained and pointed in the direction of some interesting versions of some major classical pieces not all with Ozawa conducting then you will find this a rollicking good read I certainly learnt some new things about for example Glenn Gould an enigma whose recordings you either love or hateI. Etic 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
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