The Shock of Recognition: The books and music that have inspired me

The Shock of Recognition: The books and music that have inspired me


'How a lot time do i've got left? 100 days? one thousand? If I knew i used to be going to die subsequent week yet will be taken to determine The Marriage of Figaro this night, could i am going? Absolutely.'

In a protracted and generously lived lifestyles, Barry Jones has been on an never-ending quest to percentage the intense and the attractive, to motivate the pursuit of an ample lifetime of interpreting and listening.

Following the book of A considering Reed, he used to be staggered via the reaction to his lists of the good works that experience had the main profound impression on his lifestyles and pondering. the following he expands on these lists to put in writing in regards to the literature and the track that has encouraged him. with out claims to objectivity, he urges us to make the leap, to rattle the bars of the cage and disclose ourselves to the tune of Hildegard of Bingen, Johann Sebastian Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner, Mahler, Ravel and Stravinsky in addition to the writings of Homer, Dante, Chaucer, Montaigne, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Sterne, Tolstoy, Proust, Joyce, and Beckett between many more.

Eagerly awaited through his many fans, The surprise of Recognition is a deeply thought of, richly worthwhile and infrequently very humorous trip of the brain.

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