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Coda

Author: 

Jonathan Biss

This is a musician's meditation on the meaning he finds in composers' late works, but that description doesn't do it justice. Jonathan Biss has an extraordinary ability to write about music, and help us lesser musicians and non-musicians appreciate how music speaks to him and for him. When I read his writing about a piece I know, I feel I understand that piece more deeply. When I read his writing about a piece I don't know, I want to listen to that piece immediately. I recommend this book both for classical music lovers and for people who don't get why classical music still speaks to so many of us.

Favorite Thing: 
His descriptions of how music makes him feel
Cover of Coda, by Jonathan Biss
Book Length: 
Shortest
Part of Series: 
Not part of a series
Stand Alone: 
Yes
Stickiness: 
High
Categories: 
Disclosures: 
None