Ou almost have to be listening to the music at the same time and reading their The Alchemy of Opposites discussions However I enjoyed the concept of the author interviewing the musician and comparing theirifferent passions and hard word For example each getting up at 4am to read scores or to write There are some real gems too like a musician finds their flavor as they age So True 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 "place in Tokyo Honolulu and Switzerland in 2010 and 2011 Ozawa 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 jazzThe format of the book is mostly a transcription of their conversations Murakami Holy Crap The World is Ending The Anunnaki Chronicles 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 engagingialogue between two guys who come across as the heart and soul of classical music Classical music has scores with composers notes and instructions yet each performance each conductor each orchestra creates a ifferent result Soloists especially make a career out of their
Uniue Approach To Theapproach to the Novelist Haruki Murakami and conductor Seiji Ozawa battling cancer had a series of conversations on such subjects as well as on Ozawa s life as a music irector This book in translation presents the interviews conducted over several years Murakami happens also to be an avid collector of classical albums CD and LP and besides an extensive gathering of Ozawa s own recordings he has multiple renditions of particular Beethoven Brahms Mahler and Berlioz pieces which he played to further the iscussion Good familiarity of these core classical composers is necessary to appreciate the topics No scores are presented but a website is given with samples of the compositions For the classical music enthusiast the easily and uickly read book provides insights into the art and also the uties of the conductor Ozawa had training with Leonard Bernstein and Herbert von Karajan and subseuently has led numerous orchestras I personally remember his youthful years as conductor of the San Francisco Symphony after Josef Krips The entertaining and informative talks explain the ways of conducting and the interactions with musicians and the extensive presentation on Mahler adds a new A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs: Reminiscences of My Life in Camp With the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops, Late 1st South Carolina Volunteers dimension to listening to his symphonies Murakmai proved to be aeep listener who while not a musician himself has an ear for subtle ifferences in performances of soloists and the orchestra at large Thus the two men could elve into specifics The magic of a brilliant performance remains a mystery but the reader will have gained greater understanding of its components. 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 Children of the Sun dancing about architecture its often said but what joy to watch these two friendsance Guardi.
read & ownload Absolutely on Music: Conversations with 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 considerable amage to the book s cover and sleeve If I Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 d bought it from a second hand seller who had advertised it as like new or very good I would have beenisappointed but I ordered a brand new copy from and am very Witch-Hunt Narrative disappointed in its condition It is not fit to be given to someone else as a gift as it looks pre ownedue to the My Hero Academia Series Volume 1 - 20 Books Collection Set by Kouhei Horikoshi damage Looking forward to reading it though and will probably just stick to trusted second hand sellers and charity shops when looking for good uality physical books in the future 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 Theiscussions had me freuently checking out the recordings they were Alcohol Addiction Recovery 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 Just to be clear up until now Iidn t even know who Murakami was I bought the book just to learn something from Maestro Ozawa Sadly instead of impersonating the role of the interviewer as I thought it Mars Journey d be the case in books of this kind Murakamiecides 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 isappointed 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 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 raw some parallels and contrasts with the process of writing novels explored previously in What I
talk about when I talk about running So if you want to be entertained and pointed in the irection of someabout when I talk about running So if you want to be entertained and pointed in the irection of some versions of some major classical pieces not all with Ozawa then you will "Find This A Rollicking "this a rollicking read certainly learnt some new things about for example Glenn Gould an enigma whose recordings you either love or hateI now also have an understanding why I am attracted to music by Japanese composers like Takemitsu It s the maFor an explanation you will have to read the book I consumed th. 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 eep Before turning his hand to writing he ran a jazz club in Tokyo and the aesth. E 300 pages in very uick time and its one for a reread at some point If you re a true Murakami fan 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 just Thoroughly Enjoyable To Read A Conversation Between Two Creative Greats enjoyable to read A conversation between two creative greats tone is warm and sentimental but above provides an excellent insight into two successful men who have worked hard to achieve their positions I got this for my piano teacher as I was leaving for college He said he had his eye on this book for
A While But Never Got Around Towhile but never got around to it so good thing I caught it before he ecided to head over to the book store Seiji Ozawa is a wonderful "CONDUCTOR AND MUSICIAN AND THE WORDS IN HERE ARE "and musician and the words in here are but also refreshingly familiar 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 s Murakami is also a writer that rarely fails he has written the conversations he had with Seji Ozawa Roots and Blossoms 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 sooes Murakami Both come out of the book wellvery well 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 unbalanced I love classical music but I expected knowing as I know that Murakami owned a jazz music club that there would be at least a couple of chapters edicated 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 well as Brahms or Beethoven or Tchaykovsky but I feel the book needed variety As a young assistant to various conductors Ozawa s 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 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 in 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 I am guilty of not finishing this book The music conversations get a little rifty and rambling It seems Etic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much loved books Now in Absolutely on Music Murakami fulfills a personal Shakespeare dream sittingown with his friend acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa to talk about their shared interest They iscuss everything from Brahms .