Musicophobia

February 19, 2008

hp_image.jpg Vladimir Nabokov would not have been the ideal reader of this site: “Music, I regret to say, affects me merely as an arbitrary succession of more or less irritating sounds … The concert piano and all wind instruments bore me in smaller doses and flay me in larger ones.” But there are a lot of other varieties of musical experience, and you’ve probably been hearing a lot about Oliver Sacks’s latest book on the subject. If you haven’t read it, this review will probably make you want to.

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