I loved the poet’s sprawling novel A Suitable Boy. And his early travelogue From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet (1983).
But had not much interest in either the music nor love story in this tale.
An Equal Music (1999) is a novel by Vikram Seth.
The plot concerns Michael, a professional violinist, who never forgot his love for Julia, a pianist he met as a student in Vienna. They meet again after a decade, and conduct a secret affair, though she is married and has one child. Their musical careers are affected by this affair and the knowledge that Julia is going deaf. …
Seth together with Philippe Honoré marketed a double CD of the music mentioned in An Equal Music, performed by Honoré.
The book was especially well received by musical fans, who noted the accuracy of Seth’s descriptions of music. …
NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER – NY Times review