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The Pianist : The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
by Wladyslaw Szpilman


Overview - On September 23, 1939, Wladyslaw Szpilman played Chopin's Nocturne in C sharp minor live on the radio as shells exploded outsideso loudly that he couldn't hear his piano. It was the last live music broadcast from Warsaw: that day, a German bomb hit the station, and Polish Radio went off the air.  Read more...

 
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Overview
On September 23, 1939, Wladyslaw Szpilman played Chopin's Nocturne in C sharp minor live on the radio as shells exploded outsideso loudly that he couldn't hear his piano. It was the last live music broadcast from Warsaw: that day, a German bomb hit the station, and Polish Radio went off the air.

Though he lost his entire family, Szpilman survived in hiding. In the end, his life was saved by a German officer who heard him play the same Chopin Nocturne on a piano found among the rubble. Written immediately after the war and suppressed for decades, The Pianist is a testament to astonishing human endurance and healing through compassion.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312263768
  • ISBN-10: 0312263767
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: September 2000
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.56 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Historical - General
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians - General
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