Murakami's Music: Classical

Please note:

* Page numbers refer to Vintage Paperback editions, except Kafka on the Shore, in which case the page numbers refer to the Knopf hardcover edition.
* General References means Murakami refers to an artist of album without specifying a song
* Unspecified means Murakami refers to a type of piece (ie. a Fugue)


Bach
Musical Offerings (unspecified)
The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, p. 445

Brandenburg Concertos
Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, pp. 354-355

Fugue (unspecified)
Norwegian Wood, pp. 108, 286, 290

Invention (unspecified)
Norwegian Wood, p. 123

General Mention
Norwegian Wood, p. 120

Beethoven
"Symphony #6 (Pastorale)"
South of the Border, West of the Sun, p. 10

"The Archduke Trio" performed by Rubinstein, Heifetz, Feuermann trio (The Million Dollar Trio)/Oistrach Trio
Kafka on the Shore, pp. 301-304, 329-331, 334, 351, 383, 424

"Sonata No. 32"
Sputnik Sweetheart

General Mention
Kafka on the Shore, p. 349

Wilhelm Backhaus
"Sonata for Decca"
Sputnik Sweetheart

Brahms
"2nd Piano Concerto"
Norwegian Wood, p. 146

"4th Symphony"
Norwegian Wood, p. 36

Ballads performed by Julius Katchen
Sputnik Sweetheart, p. 109

Bruckner
Symphony (Unspecified)
Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, p. 342

Chopin
Scherzos performed by Vladmir Horowitz
Sputnik Sweetheart, p. 20

Debussy
Preludes performed by Friedrich Gulda
Sputnik Sweetheart, p. 20

"Claire de Lune"
Norwegian Wood, p. 289

Edvard Grieg
"Peer Gynt Suite"
South of the Border, West of the Sun, p. 10

General Mention
Sputnik Sweetheart, p. 21

Handel
Organ Concerto
South of the Border, West of the Sun, p. 125

Haydn
"First Cello Concerto" performed by Pierre Fournier
Kafka on the Shore, pp. 303-4

General Mentions
The Elephant Vanishes, pp. 78, 81, 107
Kafka on the Shore, p. 349

Liszt
Piano Concertos
South of the Border, West of the Sun, pp. 10, 147-148

"Piano Concerto No. 1" performed by Martha Argerich, conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli
Sputnik Sweetheart, p. 73

Mahler
Symphonies (Unspecified)
Norwegian Wood, p. 88

Mozart
"The Posthorn Serenade"
Kafka on the Shore, p. 306

Sonatas (Unspecified) performed by Wanda Landowska
Sputnik Sweetheart, p. 21

Lieder performed by Elizabeth Schwarzkopf and Walter Giesking
Sputnik Sweetheart, p. 168

Quartet (unspecified)
South of the Border, West of the Sun, p. 173

Piano Concerto (unspecified) performed by Robert Casadesus
Norwegian Wood, p. 256

General Mentions
The Elephant Vanishes, pp. 78, 81, 107
Norwegian Wood, p. 120

Giacomo Puccini
"Si, Mi Chiamano Mimi" from La Boheme
Kafka on the Shore, pp. 73, 136

Prokofiev
General Mention
Sputnik Sweetheart, p. 21

Ravel
"Daphnis and Chloe"
The Elephant Vanishes, pp. 242

"Pavanne for a Dying Queen"
Norwegian Wood, p. 289

Rossini
"The Thieving Magpie" performed by Toscanini and Claudio Abbado
The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, p. 554

Overtures (unspecified)
South of the Border, West of the Sun, p. 10

"La Gazza Ladra" performed by Claudio Abbado and the London Symphony
The Elephant Vanishes, pp. 4, 5

Scarlatti
General Mention
Norwegian Wood, p. 120

Franz Schubert
"Piano Sonata in D Major"
Kafka on the Shore, pp. 102-104, 148

"Trout Quintet"
After the Quake, pp. 117, 142

"Winterreise"
South of the Border, West of the Sun, p. 72

Schumann
"Forest Scenes/Bird as Prophet"
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, p. 278

Shostakovich
Cello Concerto
The Elephant Vanishes, p. 116

Johann Strauss
Waltzes (non-specific)
The Elephant Vanishes, p. 139

Tchaikovsky
"Serenade for Strings"
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, p. 278

Telemann
General Mention
South of the Border, West of the Sun, p. 192

Vivaldi
General Mention
South of the Border, West of the Sun, p. 192

Wagner
Tannhauser Overture, The Flying Dutchman Overture
The Elephant Vanishes, pp. 40-41

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