L’amore per la musica, la musica dell’amore. Un incontro casuale su un autobus londinese, una lettera che non avrebbe mai dovuto essere letta, una pianista con un segreto che tocca il cuore della sua musica. E, ancora, la ricerca di un raro quintetto per archi di Beethoven e un violino amato fino all’ossessione, ma mai posseduto… Dopo Il ragazzo giusto, Vikram Seth ci cattura ancora con un romanzo che è insieme una storia d’amore, intensa e struggente, e una meditazione profonda sulla musica (e sull’essere musicisti) e su come la passione per quest’arte possa tramutarsi nel tema dominante e costante di tutta una vita. Brillante e coinvolgente, toccante e raffinato, questo romanzo conferma lo straordinario talento narrativo di Vikram Seth: la sua capacità di creare, attraverso una molteplicità di dettagli l’illusione della vita e di avvincere il lettore fino all’ultima pagina.
- ISBN: 8850235747
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 462
- Data di uscita: 22-05-2014
‘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
Your words have given me life and taken sleep away. The park gates open at first light. Slate-grey and coral, dawn is reflected in the pool. The flowers have been turfed under in the sunken garden. The chack of a squirrel, the splash of a small duck, a blackbird hopping about beneath the thinned-
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
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
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
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
The smell of rosin on a bow, the satisfaction of slow scales played with a partner, the sleepy somnolence of working a piece through in your head just before sleep - I miss these things. I forget them too. Vikram Seth lent them back to me this week. I’ve read An Equal Music before, quickly. This rea 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
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