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The Big Music tells the story of John Sutherland of 'The Grey House', who is dying and creating in the last days of his life a musical composition that will define it.
In a sublime story cycle, Kazuo Ishiguro explores ideas of love, music and the passing of time. The characters we encounter range from young dreamers to cafe musicians to faded stars.
In this utterly remarkable novel Karl Ove Knausgaard writes with painful honesty about his childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his loving yet almost invisible mother and distant, unpredictable father.
One-time underground journalist Sandy Blair has come a long way from his radical roots in the '60s - until something unexpectedly draws him back: a bizarre and brutal murder of a rock promoter.
OTHER CHILDREN GET GIVEN XYLOPHONES, SUSAN JUST HAD TO ASK HER GRANDFATHER TO TAKE HIS VEST OFF. It's hard to grow up normally when grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe - especially when you have to take over the family business.
When an accordion-maker is murdered, his finest button accordion carries the novel on to illuminate the lives of the founders of a nation.
It's 1988. The CD has arrived. Sales of the shiny new disks are soaring on high streets in cities across the England. Meanwhile, down a dead-end street, Frank's music shop stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind.
In the year 3229 AD, when the best and sometimes only means of communication is through music, Johannes Wright, master Musician, and his friends and enemies journey toward an understanding of the Universe.
A young violin prodigy grows up in Harbin and Shanghai amidst the deadly politics of mid-century China. Under the influence of revolutionary parents and her White Russian tutors she is drawn into a world of ideology and espionage.
When he has recurring dreams of the same woman that begin invading his waking hours, country singer Rick Denning embarks on an emotional journey to find this dream woman, which leads him to danger and everlasting love.
When terrorists seize hostages at an embassy party, an unlikely assortment of people is thrown together, including American opera star Roxanne Coss, and Mr. Hosokawa, a Japanese CEO and her biggest fan.
Barrytown, Dublin, has something to sing about. The Commitments are spreading the gospel of the soul. But can The Commitments live up to their name?
Jennifer Egan’s interlocking narratives circle the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs.
Rob is a music junkie who owns a record shop in Islington. Unable to make his relationship work, he seeks refuge in the company of two hopeless guys, and a one night stand, only to find that life with Laura has unexpected attractions.
As England becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II and the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury forge an uncommon bond. They defy the Vicar's edict to close the choir and instead resurrect themselves as the Chilbury Ladies' Choir.
Sarajevo. As the mortars fall and the snipers conduct their deadly chess manoeuvres, a cellist sits at his window. The piece he plays, Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor, is all that restores his hope.
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