Good Reading : June 2010
categorical America's most awarded composer in his only Australian concerts 3 ACADEMY AWARDS 3 GOLDEN GLOBES 4 EMMY AWARDS 1 TONY AWARD 1 PULITZER PRIZE 9 and 10 July, 8pm the Arts Centre, State Theatre Book now at the artscentre.com.au on 1300 182 183 or at the Arts Centre Box Office; at Ticketmaster outlets on 1300 136 166 or visit www.mso.com.au Performing selections from his own legendary triumphs, plus classics from stage and screen NOW ON SALE Melbourne Sympony Orchestra presents ���Music�from�books�� The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood Atwood released a CD with lyrics to the hymns of the fictional cult she wrote about in the book, music composed by Orville Stoeber, called Hymns of the God’s Gardeners. Dirt Music by Tim Winton When Dirt Music was first released, Winton and Lucky Oceans compiled a CD of ‘Anything you could play on a verandah. You know, without electricity. Dirt music’ (a quote from the book) which was sold with the first edition of the book. The songs were to complement the storyline, not necessarily mentioned in the novel. An Equal Music by Vikram Seth A CD of the same name is available which has recordings of all the pieces of music mentioned in the story, performed by the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach The movie adaptation of this book was accompanied by a soundtrack by Neil Diamond, and is often considered a classic in its own right. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby The book is all about lists, so this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning this soundtrack, created for the 2000 movie with John Cusack, which includes songs by Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and The Velvet Underground. The Master and the Margharita by Mikhail Bulakov This 1967 Russian classic satire about the Soviet Union inspired a CD of jazz music by the Simon Nabotov Trio. The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkein Howard Shore’s composition that accompanied the Peter Jackson adaptation of the complete trilogy is available as an album on its own. The Odyssey by Homer The Coen Brothers’ Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? is an interpretation of Homer’s Odyssey. Its soundtrack, with magnificent bluegrass music won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2002.