Roger Curtis asks:
>An excellent recommendation. I got the book from my local library and
>found it quite absorbing. I'll try the Vikram Seth next. Can anyone
>else recommend any other novels with a classical music background?
I second An Equal Music by Vikram Seth. Another excellent read is Cry
to Heaven by Anne Rice (yes, of vampire fame) about the lives of Castrati
in Baroque Venice. Great read!