Piano Lessons

Forfatter

Kort om boken

Winner, 2010 Australian Book Industry AwardsIn this remarkable memoir, Anna Goldsworthy recalls her first steps towards a life in music, from childhood piano lessons with a local jazz muso to international success as a concert pianist. As she discov…
179,-
Format/språk
Format
Forklaring av formater

    Om Piano Lessons

    Winner, 2010 Australian Book Industry AwardsIn this remarkable memoir, Anna Goldsworthy recalls her first steps towards a life in music, from childhood piano lessons with a local jazz muso to international success as a concert pianist. As she discovers passion and ambition, and confronts doubt and disappointment, she learns about much more than tone and technique. This is a story of the getting of wisdom, tender and bittersweet. With wit and affection, Goldsworthy captures the hopes and uncertainties of youth, the fear and exhilaration of performing, and the complex bonds between teacher and student. An unforgettable cast of characters joins her: her family; her friends and rivals; and her teacher, Mrs Sivan, who inspires and challenges her in equal measure, and who transforms what seems an impossible dream into something real and sustaining. Shortlisted, 2012 Melbourne Prize AwardShortlisted, Colin Roderick AwardShortlisted, NSW Premier's Literary Awards'Marvellous. Enlightenment and joy on every page' -Helen Garner'I loved this book. Anna Goldsworthy's memoir left me awed, inspired and humbled.' -Alice Pung'This is a lovely, warm book - a terrific depiction of the powerful bonds between student and teacher, musician and composer, and, at its core, between two very talented women.' -Bookseller+Publisher'Goldsworthy delivers an expertly spun narrative, told with wry, self-effacing charm, elegant economy and the genuine love of a student for her teacher.' -the Australian'This impressive debut will surely mark Anna Goldsworthy's arrival as an Australian writer to be reckoned with.' -the Age'Full of insight and a tender awareness of her adolescent foibles.' -the Advertiser'A joy to read' -Adelaide Review'A brilliant memoir Goldsworthy is a fine writer.' -Big IssueAnna Goldsworthy is the author of Piano Lessons and Welcome to Your New Life. Anna's writing has appeared in the Monthly, the Age, the Adelaide Review and Best Australian Essays.

    Kundevurderinger

    Totalvurdering: 

    Detaljer

    Format
    E-Bok
    Kopisperre
    Teknisk DRM
    Filformat
    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2011
    Forlag
    Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9781921870293
    Sider
    256

    Anbefalt

    Anbefalt