Thanks for sharing this post Fran. I have just borrowed Absolutely On Music and will be reading it soon. Haruki Murakami is one of my favourite authors and so I am waiting to see how this book turns out! His earlier book Underground, was also a series of interviews and that was a gripping read. I am also a classical music fan and so your post gives much-needed background that will make the reading of Absolutely On Music a fun experience! Thanks again!