Music, germs and a touch of genius

Orfeo by Richard Powers, book review: Music, germs and a touch of genius,” by Jonathan Gibbs, The Independent, April 10, 2014.

[T]his is the best novel about classical music that I’ve read since Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus. … The book is full of incident, both then and now, and there are sections of pages at a time when the prose seems to lift up and carry the reader as an orchestra might, the words working in perfect consort. … Orfeo is a deeply intelligent book….

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