Book List in Order: 3 titles

  • From the author of The Song of Names (winner of the 2002 Whitbread First Novel Award), a powerful new novel that explores the reverberations of love and hate in the story of one man's unlikely survival. In an unnamed country at the end of a world ...


  • Martin Simmonds' father tells him, "Never trust a musician when he speaks about love." The advice comes too late. Martin already loves Dovidl Rapoport, an eerily gifted Polish violin prodigy whose parents left him in the Simmonds's care before they p...


  • This history of conductors argues that their lust for power and wealth has brought maestros to the brink of extinction, and it claims that this particular profession has too often been the object of sycophantic reverence. It is aimed at music lovers ...