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First published in 2020, Letters of Note: Music is a melodic collection of correspondence that spans just over two centuries, beginning in 1812 and ending in 2019, and sees music touched upon in letters of gratitude, anger, madness, advice, love, reassurance, and joy. We shall travel to 1962, giving you a front row seat in which to enjoy the moment one of our greatest rock and roll bands forged an early connection; to 2004, where a rock icon passionately reveals his guitar of choice; to 1990, to see one of our greatest movie composers defend his craft; to 1981, where one of punk’s most influential critics traces the genre’s birth back to unimaginable places; to 2016, to see a musical legend bid goodbye to his dear muse; to 1924, to witness the magical thank you from a grateful, deaf music fan to the orchestra she somehow “heard”; to 1943, where you will see the heartbreaking moment a women of colour asks a conductor to ignore both her sex and race in a bid to progress; and much more.
Includes letters by:
Ludgwig van Beethoven, Nick Cave, Helen Keller, Keith Richards, Yo-Yo Ma, Tom Waits, Erik Satie, Angélique Kidjo, Leonard Cohen John Coltrane, Kim Gordon, & many more.