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Piano music for four hands

Author: Roger Grenier; Alice Yaeger Kaplan
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"" "Piano Music for Four Hands" is a novel about music and love set against three generations of French history. At its center is a charming but melancholy pianist named Michel Mailhoc. Having survived a series of bungled love affairs and professional disappointments, he retreats to his family house in the Pyrenees. The bright spot in his life is his grandniece Emma, who becomes his prizewinning student. Struggling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Historical fiction
Musical fiction
Fiction
History
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grenier, Roger, 1919-
Piano music for four hands.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606512073
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Grenier; Alice Yaeger Kaplan
ISBN: 0803221819 9780803221819 0803270879 9780803270879
OCLC Number: 44905155
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 153 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Art of the Fugue --
pt. 2. The Hygrometer --
pt. 3. The Victory of Time and Disillusion.
Other Titles: Partita.
Piano music for 4 hands
Responsibility: Roger Grenier ; translated and with a preface by Alice Kaplan.
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"" "Piano Music for Four Hands" is a novel about music and love set against three generations of French history. At its center is a charming but melancholy pianist named Michel Mailhoc. Having survived a series of bungled love affairs and professional disappointments, he retreats to his family house in the Pyrenees. The bright spot in his life is his grandniece Emma, who becomes his prizewinning student. Struggling with his fervent desire for her success and the fear of losing her, Michel sends Emma into the world of international musical stardom that he has renounced for himself. The Mailhoc family saga, stretching from World War I to the turbulent 1960s, is full of sorrow, but the underlying melody remains tender and humorous. From the first sentence we feel curiously at home in Roger Grenier's intimate, precise, and musical writing.

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