Posts tagged Scheherazade
Gnomon by Nick Harkaway

Nick Harkaway's latest novel crosses thousands of years and yet never leaves the mind of the victim at the centre of his tale.  With Gnomon, Harkaway looks at our world and the issues we face from oblique angles, in turn making us look at our own path from eyes we may not have considered or have even wanted too.  Gnomon is a masterful tale.

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John Adams' Scheherazade.2 is a moving powerful symphony but how it would work without the woman for whom it was written is beyond me.  Leila Josefowicz is a marvel and her performance on Thursday at the Barbican with the London Symphony Orchestra one that elevates the form and contempory music to a new level.

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