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Absolutely on Music

(2016)
A non fiction book by

 
 
A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

In Absolutely on Music, internationally Haruki Murakami sits down with his friend Seiji Ozawa, the revered former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for a series of conversations on their shared passion: music. Over the course of two years, Murakami and Ozawa discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from Bartok to Mahler, and from pop-up orchestras to opera. They listen to and dissect recordings of some of their favorite performances, and Murakami questions Ozawa about his career conducting orchestras around the world. Culminating in Murakami's ten-day visit to the banks of Lake Geneva to observe Ozawa's retreat for young musicians, the book is interspersed with ruminations on record collecting, jazz clubs, orchestra halls, film scores, and much more. A deep reflection on the essential nature of both music and writing, Absolutely on Music is an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of two maestros.



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Hardback Editions

November 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa
Author(s): Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa
ISBN: 1-84655-918-9 / 978-1-84655-918-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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November 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Absolutely on Music: Conversations
Author(s): Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa
ISBN: 0-385-35434-7 / 978-0-385-35434-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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November 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Absolutely on Music: Conversations
Author(s): Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa
ISBN: 0-385-68316-2 / 978-0-385-68316-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa
Author(s): Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa
ISBN: 1-78470-014-2 / 978-1-78470-014-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Absolutely on Music: Conversations
Author(s): Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa
ISBN: 0-385-68318-9 / 978-0-385-68318-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Absolutely on Music: Conversations (Vintage International)
Author(s): Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa
ISBN: 0-8041-7372-9 / 978-0-8041-7372-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Absolutely on Music: Conversations
Author(s): Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa
Publisher: Vintage
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November 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Absolutely on Music: Conversations
Author(s): Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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November 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa
Author(s): Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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