Book Notes

K-Bach/Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for October

"Bug Music" by David Rothenberg, a jazz musician and professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, proposes that the “wild percussion sounds” of insects were humans’ original musical inspiration, the source of our interest in “the trill, the thrum, the resonant, the mangled, the mashed.”

KBACH/Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for September

This debut novel follows a priceless violin across five decades-from WWII to Stalinist Russia to the gilded international concert halls of today-and reveals the loss, love, and secrets of the families who owned it. 

KBACH/ Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for July

KBACH/ Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for July, 2013; "The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat" by Cellist/Author Edward Kelsey Moore.

, Daphne Kalotay KBACH/Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for June: "Sight Reading" by Daphne Kalotay

On a warm spring day after a long New England winter, Hazel and Remy spot each other for the first time in years. Under ordinary circumstances, this meeting might seem insignificant. But Remy, a gifted violinist, is married to the Scottish composer Nicholas Elko--once the love of Hazel' s life, now struggling with a masterwork he cannot realize. In the twenty years since Hazel' s world was tipped on its axis, these three artists have faced unexpected joys, mysterious afflictions and other puzzles of life, their fates irrevocably interlaced.