Posts Tagged: music

Anne Fadiman on plucking books more than once

‘The reader who plucks a book from her shelf only once is as deprived as the listener who, after attending a single performance of a Beethoven symphony, never hears it again.’ – Anne Fadiman

Anne Fadiman on plucking books more than once

‘The reader who plucks a book from her shelf only once is as deprived as the listener who, after attending a single performance of a Beethoven symphony, never hears it again.’ – Anne Fadiman

Ali Smith on hearing a book

‘You know when you hear a piece of music once, you haven’t heard it properly, you want to hear it again. A well-made book will reward you in exactly the same way as music does, in that you will understand

Ali Smith on hearing a book

‘You know when you hear a piece of music once, you haven’t heard it properly, you want to hear it again. A well-made book will reward you in exactly the same way as music does, in that you will understand

On reading to music

I did quite a lot of ballet when I was younger, and have therefore developed a bit of a taste for classical music. So when my friend Mekhla, who is a pianist, suggested that we see a symphony last night,

On reading to music

I did quite a lot of ballet when I was younger, and have therefore developed a bit of a taste for classical music. So when my friend Mekhla, who is a pianist, suggested that we see a symphony last night,