Resurrection being the concept underpinning Music and Freedom, fittingly the performance of Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto – which marked the composer's return from a four-year bout of depression – is the structural core of this powerful first novel. The concerto's ominous opening chords, aching second movement, and confident yet unsettled finale reverberate through Zoë Morrison's narrative as she explores the complexities of life, love, music, and memory.
Marie O'Rourke reviews 'Music and Freedom' by Zoë Morrison
Music and Freedom
by Zoë Morrison
Vintage Books $32.99 pb, 345 pp, 9781925324204
Marie O'Rourke is a Perth-based creative writer and PhD candidate from Curtin University whose writing has appeared in The Weekend...
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