La ricerca di un raro quintetto per archi di Beethoven, un violino amato fino all'ossessione ma non posseduto, la vita nascosta dei musicisti professionisti: in eco, anzi in contrappunto, alla storia d'amore, questo romanzo di Vikram Seth è anche un libro sulla musica e su come la passione per la musica possa diventare il tema dominante e costante di tutta una vita.
- ISBN: 8830416649
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 468
- Data di uscita: 29-10-1999
‘An Equal Music’ is indeed a musical story. The language is immensely beautiful. Throughout the book, one sees how much time human beings spend tuning ‘things’ so that they can live in harmony. In this story, the characters struggle with notes, compositions, and life. Both music and life demand the Leggi tutto
Seeing this much-lauded novel on one of my bookshelves yesterday reminded me to post a review. I read this several years ago, when it was being fêted by culturati luvvies the world over. "A masterpiece ... as clear, lovely and civilised as a Schubert quartet" -Daily Mail "Seth follows the heart's chang Leggi tutto
It’s the weirdest thing, a quartet. I don’t know what to compare it to. A marriage? a firm? a platoon under fire? a self-regarding, self-destructive priesthood? It has so many different tensions mixed in with its pleasures. I was absolutely enthralled with Seth’s two novels “The Golden Gate” and Leggi tutto
A QUINTET is a group of five people creating music together. The quartet is for four. Have you ever enjoyed Beethoven Quartet? Let’s play one of the quartets of Haydn’s opus 64. Let’s zip along quite merrily. A bit faster. "I am the trout, the angler, the brook, the observer. I play it in B, in A, in Leggi tutto
I have never gone as low and as fast in my opinion of a book as with 'An Equal Music'. After the first 25 pages, I felt that I'd stumbled on to something incredible (no doubt helped by the very simple writing, which was a refreshing change from Salman Rushdie's tediousness); but after a 100 pages it Leggi tutto
I read this novel many years ago. Looking at the cover reminds me of the favourable response I had to the story. Will put it on my ‘read again’ list. And yes, I've also got the accompanying CD of all the music described in the book.
As you take your seat and the room becomes hushed with anticipation your eyes are on the performer. Not any performer but the one in the quartet you came to hear. He plays second violin. Few people like to play second seat. You don’t get do play all those fancy solos. He loves his violin. It’s been Leggi tutto
I was surprised by how much i loved this book. It's blow off your travelling companions and curl up in your youth hostel until you finish it good. It's finish it and then wish you hadn't so you could read it again for the first time good. The tension in the love story is addictive. But what I loved
Bemused between 2.5 and 3 stars so let's go with 2.5!🌟 Undisappointingly beautiful proses led me to the very last page of this melancholic tale or else I'm quite certain that I would have dnf'd this one. Now, the book revolves around a quartet in London where the lead violinist Michael reminisces ab Leggi tutto
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