"Any author who chooses to write about music faces an immense task. The most abstract of all arts, music forces the writer to put into words and descriptions – much more concrete things by comparison – its ephemeral nature. Writing about music is indeed a form of translation: it comes with its sacrifices, but it also opens up new perspectives that would otherwise remain undiscovered." – from the introduction by José Vergara.
This excellent volume brings together 15 readings – from poetry and memoirs to short stories – that all have something to do with music. The selections range from a story by Chekhov to memoir by Pasternak, to stories by Pelevin, Berberova, Nabokov and more. See the full table of contents here.