I’ve got a book review of a rather good novel in the Chron today:

“At a glance, Czech composer Leos Jan?cek’s Kreutzer Sonata string quartet might seem merely another vehicle for the Dutch novelist Margriet de Moor’s musical storytelling, much as the world of 18th century Italian opera inspired rhapsodic characters in her first book published in America, “The Virtuoso.”

But “The Kreutzer Sonata” also refers to the Tolstoy novella that, with its tale of a coquettish wife and a murderous husband, inspired Jan?cek’s tempestuous motifs. What does a moralizing classic of Russian literature have to tell us about modern sexual jealousy? Much, in de Moor’s gifted hands, though the lessons remain as mysterious as music itself.”

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