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Absolutely on Music: Conversations A fascinating collection of conversations The unpretentious and engaging dialogues between passionate artiststhe bewitching writer in whose novels music plays a prominent part and the indefatigable amiable conductormake the pages fly The New York TimesHighly entertaining A book that opens a new side of Murakamis authorial persona San Francisco Chronicle Absolutely on Musicis an unprecedented treasure Talking about music is like dancing about architecture its often said but what joy to watch these two friends dance The GuardianEnthralling 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 Fascinating Murakamis preparation and curiosity draw out Mr Ozawa wonderfully The Wall Street JournalAn 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 Irresistibly seductive Evening Standard Refreshingly honest and enthusiastic a mental sampler from both the writer and the musician The Buffalo NewsThe 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 orchestras sound The New RepublicIntriguing insights about the nature of music In some ways these conversations are High Fidelityfor classical music fans Publishers Weekly A strange and delightful book Murakami describes music with rich and suggestive metaphors and images that capture something essential about the spirit of the music The Christian Science MonitorHARUKI MURAKAMI was born in Kyoto in and now lives near Tokyo His work has been translated intothan fifty languages and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize whose previous recipients include J M Coetzee Milan Kundera and V S NaipaulTranslated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin

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