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ISBN: 0385314043 / ISBN-13: 9780385314046

Piano Lessons

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  • Piano Lessons (Delacorte Press) – Hardcover (1996)
    by Noah Adams

    Piano Lessons

    Hardcover, Delacorte Press
    1996
    English

    ISBN: 0385314043
    ISBN-13: 9780385314046

    The award-winning host of NPR's All Things Considered tells of the progress and setbacks in his first year learning to play the piano--and inspiring adventure through mid-life that is rich with history and folklore as well as insight from master pianists, including Vladimir Horowitz and Harry Connick, Jr.

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ChrisN

tender, human

by ChrisN on Apr 17, 2008

Fulfilling an ambition is a great thing, and as Adams takes a year to learn to play a piece of Schuman for his wife on the piano - an instrument he has to learn - he takes us on a lovely journey into himself, into the sense of aging, and into the piano, its players and a little of its history and beauty. You feel for him through his trials and errors, and empathise with his lazy, unmotivated moments. There's a gentle sense of beauty about the whole thing, and you're carried along to share his small triumph at the end. Lovely.

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