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Arts & Photography

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Released: 2012-03-06

The Secret Piano: From Mao's Labor Camps to Bach's Goldberg Variations by Zhu Xiao-Mei


Zhu Xiao-Mei was once born to heart-elegance folks in publish-warfare China, and her trackal talent was clear at an early age. Taught to play the piano by means of her mom, she evolved briefly into a prodigy, immersing herself within the paintings of eleganceical masters like Bach and Brahms. She was once simply ten years vintage when she started a rigorous direction of analysis on the Beijing Conservatory, laying the groundpaintings for what was once certain to be an odd career. however in 1966, when Xiao-Mei was once seventeen, the Cultural Revolution started, and lifestyles as she knew it modified perpetually. separately, her members of the family had been scattered, sentenced to prison or labor camps. through 1969, the artwork colleges had closed, and Xiao-Mei was once on her way to a work camp in Mongolia, the place she could spend the next five years. Life within the camp was once nearly insufferable, way to terrible dwelling stipulations and in depth brainwas oncehing campaigns. but via all of it Xiao-Mei clung to her pastime for track and her humorousness. And when the Revolution ended, it was once the piano that helped her to heal. Heartworkbreaking and heartworkwarfareming, the name of the game Piano is the incredible actual story of one woman’s survival within the face of implausible odds—and in pursuit of an impressive dream.
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writer: Zhu Xiao-Meipublisher: AmazonCrossingBinding: Kindle variationLanguage: EnglishPages: 331

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