Great Novels about Music

A Listmania! list by "ghengisk"
 
Disturbance of the Inner Ear: A Novel
1.  Disturbance of the Inner Ear: A Novel by Joyce Hackett
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  "a 2nd generation survivor cellist heals her trauma in an affair with an Italian gigolo--startling, memorable, and thoroughly inventive"
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Bel Canto
2.  Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
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  "a powerful, operatic novel of hostages moved by music, complete with teary ending"
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Music & Silence
3.  Music & Silence by Rose Tremain
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  "intricate and rich story of a 16th c. lutist with an angel's face"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Longing: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
4.  Longing: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by James David Landis
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  "history and emotion, entwined"
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The Loser: A Novel (Phoenix Fiction)
5.  The Loser: A Novel (Phoenix Fiction) by Thomas Bernhard
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  "a classic book about talent, Glenn Gould, and we who are not quite as good"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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The Piano Tuner
6.  The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
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  "an interesting blend of music and culture"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (235 customer reviews)

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The Music of a Life: A Novel
7.  The Music of a Life: A Novel by Andrei Makine
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  "A russian prodigy pianist's life, interrupted by war"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Altar Music: A Novel
8.  Altar Music: A Novel by Christin Lore Weber
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  "a catholic ex prodigy, seeking God"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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