Haruki Murakami’s Unbreakable Bond With Music

The City and Its Uncertain Walls

Artist Song Album Year Notes The Dave Brubeck Quartet Just One of Those Things Anything Goes! The Dave Brubeck Quartet Plays Cole Porter 1967 - The Beatles Yellow Submarine Yellow Submarine 1969 - - Star Eyes - - - Erroll Garner April in Paris Concert by the Sea 1955 - Paul Desmond & Jim…

Killing Commendatore

Artist Song Album Year Notes - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Don Giovanni - Commendatore Scene - - - Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club 1993 - I Musici Felix Mendelssohn : String Octet - - - Modern Jazz Quartet - Pyramid 1960 - - Franco Alfano and Giacomo Puccini : Turandot - -…

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Artist Song Album Year Notes - Franz Liszt : Années de pèlerinage - Le Mal du Pays (Homesickness) - - - Lazar Berman - Lazar Berman Plays Liszt 1976 - Thelonious Monk Round Midnight Monk's Dream 1963 - - Richard Wagner : Der Ring des Nibelungen - - - - Johannes Brahms : Symphonies…

1Q84

Artist Song Album Year Notes - Papar Moon - 1933 - George Szell and The Cleveland Orchestra Leoš Janáček - Sinfonietta - 1965 - Michael Jackson Billie Jean Thriller 1982 - - Johann Sebastian Bach : The Well-Tempered Clavier - - - Nat King Cole Sweet Lorraine After Midnight 1957 - George Szell and…

After Dark

Artist Song Album Year Notes Curtis Fuller Five Spot After Dark Blues-ette 1959 - Percy Faith & His Orchestra Go Away Little Girl More Themes For Young Lovers 1963 - Burt Bacharach The April Fools The April Fools 1969 - Martin Denny Theme from Mondo Cane (More) Various Albums - - Art Tatum &…

Kafka on the Shore

Artist Song Album Year Notes - Giacomo Puccini : La bohème - - - - Franz Schubert ; Piano Sonata in D Major - - - Cream Crossroads Wheels of Fire 1968 - Prince Little Red Corvette 1999 1982 - Frank Churchill / Larry Morey Heigh-Ho - 1937 - The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's…

Sputnik Sweetheart

Artist Song Album Year Notes - Franz Schubert : Symphony - - - - Johann Sebastian Bach : Cantatas - - - - Giacomo Puccini : La bohème - - - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf / Walter Gieseking Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Das Veilchen - 1955 - Wilhelm Backhaus Ludwig van Beethoven : Piano Sonata -…

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Artist Song Album Year Notes Claudio Abbado / London Symphony Orchestra Gioachino Rossini : La Gazza Ladra - Overture - 1975 - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass The Maltese Melody The Brass Are Comin’ 1969 - Percy Faith & His Orchestra Tara's Theme Jealousy 1960 - Percy Faith & His Orchestra Theme from…

South of the Border, West of the Sun

Artist Song Album Year Notes - Gioachino Rossini : Overtures - - - - Ludwig van Beethoven : The Symphony No. 6 - - - - Edvard Grieg : Peer Gynt - - - - Franz Liszt : Piano Concerto - - - Nat King Cole Pretend - 1953 - Nat King Cole South…

Dance Dance Dance

Artist Song Album Year Notes The Dells Dance, Dance, Dance Oh, What a Nite 1959 - The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar Sticky Fingers 1971 - Ray Charles Born To Lose Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music 1962 - - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : The Marriage of Figaro - - - - Wolfgang Amadeus…

Norwegian Wood

Artist Song Album Year Notes The Beatles Norwegian Wood Rubber Soul 1965 - Henry Mancini Dear Heart ear Heart and Other Songs About Love 1965 - - Johannes Brahms : Symphony No. 4 - - - The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 - Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby 1962…

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Artist Song Album Year Notes Skeeter Davis The End of the World The End of the World 1962 - Danny Boy - - 1913 - Annie Laurie - 1838 - Robert Casadesus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Piano Concerto No.23 / No.24 - - - Johnny Mathis Teach Me Tonight - - Bing Crosby White…

A Wild Sheep Chase

Artist Song Album Year Notes - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Piano Concertos - -  - - Johann Sebastian Bach : Cello Suites - -  - Boz Scaggs Hollywood * Down Two Then Left 1978  - - Frédéric Chopin : Ballades - -  - Johnny Rivers Midnight Special Here We À Go…

Pinball, 1973

Artist Song Album Year Notes - Antonio Vivaldi : L'Estro Armonico - 12 Concertos, Op. 3 - -  - - Franz Joseph Haydn : Piano Sonata in G Minor - -  - Ricky Nelson Hello Mary Lou Rick Is 21 1961  - Bobby Vee Rubber Ball Bobby Vee 1961  - The Beatles Penny Lane…

Hear the Wind Sing

Artist Song Album Year Notes - Mickey Mouse March - -  - Brook Benton Rainy Night in Georgia Today 1970  - Creedence Clearwater Revival Who'll Stop the Rain Cosmos Factory 1970  - The Beach Boys California Girls Summer Days 1965  - Glenn Gould and Leonard Bernstein Ludwig van Beethoven : Piano Concerto No. 3…