Subversive power of music: Orfeo reviewed

Orfeo is discussed, along with Us Conductors, in an article by Martha Anne Toll, “Two recent novels explore the subersive power of music,” Washington Independent Review of Books, October 7, 2014.

In Orfeo, Powers employs historical reality as well. Every musical reference is real. … In addition to the novel’s deep dive through 20th-century classical composition, every page, every paragraph vibrates with lush musical terminology in service to the plot. … Orfeo is gorgeous….

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