Saturday, July 18, 2009

Music & Murakami

Sometime back, when I was reading Haruki Murakami's "Norwegian Wood", I could not bear the thought that I had never heard a lot of the music mentioned in the book. I did make a note of them but never got around to listening to the pieces.

Now, having just finished reading his book, "South of the Border, West of the Sun", I thought there would be somebody out there who has already listed out the URL's. Since nothing has turned up on Google, here is my bit for those who seek Murakami's music -

Sinatra
South of the Border
As Time Goes By

Nat King Cole
Pretend (Song)
Pretend - Lyrics
Embracable You (Song)
Embracable You - Lyrics

Schubert - Winterreise
Winterreise - 1. Gute Nacht - Quasthoff, Barenboim
(Translation of the German lyrics)

Corvocado
Piano Trio
Song (Sarah Vaughan)
Lyrics

Rossini
William Tell Overture (Note: the book does not mention any overture)

Peer Gynt Suite
Grieg 'Peer Gynt' Suite No. 1, Op. 46 - 'Morning'
More info on Wiki

Star Crossed Lovers (Ellington)
The Star-Crossed Lovers" - adapted from Billy Strayhorn's ballad "Pretty Girl." There seem to be multiple versions going around - here are a couple of them.
Instrumental - New York Trio
Song
Lyrics - (Romeo & Juliet)
Lyrics

Talking Heads - Bringing Down the House (or is it Burning Down the House?)
Song
Lyrics

Handel - Organ Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9; Handel: Organ Concerto ( 1 hour 26 mts!)

MUSIC FROM THE BOOK - "THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE"

Rossini - Theiving Magpie
variations by Claudio Abbodio ('youthful, fluid, contemporary') and Toscanini ('blood curdling intensity')

Tara's Theme (From 'Gone With the Wind')

Herb Alpert
A Summer Palace

Andy Williams
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Canadian Sunset

J.S. Bach
Musical Offering (2-7)

Sergio Mendez
Bert Kaemfert
101 Strings Orchestra

Hard Driving Jazz
Albert Ayler
Don Cherry
Cecil Taylor

Johnny Angel
Water Springs at Kawai, Hawai

Robert Maxwell
Ebb Tide - On the piano (instead of Harp)

Beatles
Eight Days A Week

Tchaikovsky
Serenade for Strings

Schumann
Forest Scenes

Birds as Prophet

Keith Jarret- piano solo's

Mozart
Magic Flute

Handel
Concerto Grosso

Bari Manilow

Air Supply

Waterloo Bridge in the mist, Auld Lang Syne, Robert Taylor, Vivien Leigh

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