The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier [Audiobook] download free by Thad Carhart

The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier Audiobook download free by Thad Carhart
  • Listen audiobook: The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier
  • Author: Thad Carhart
  • Release date: 2002/11/30
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Art and Photography
  • ISBN: 9780375758621
  • Rating: 7.64 of 10
  • Votes: 887
  • Review by: Javier Solomon
  • Review rating: 9.8 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/31
  • Duration: 3H46M23S in 256 kbps (60.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-28
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WAV, WMA Lossless, MP3, WMA, FLAC, MPEG4, MOD, Musepack (compression LZMA, 7Z, TAR.LZO, GZ, ZIP, RAR, CBR)
  • Total pages original book: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 25 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 17M30S (5 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Walking his two young children to school every morning, Thad Carhart passes an unassuming little storefront in his Paris neighborhood. Intrigued by its simple sign-Desforges Pianos-he enters, only to have his way barred by the shop's imperious owner. Unable to stifle his curiosity, he finally lands the proper introduction, and a world previously hidden is brought into view. Luc, the atelier's master, proves an indispensable guide to the history and art of the piano. Intertwined with the story of a musical friendship are reflections on how pianos work, their glorious history, and stories of the people who care for them, from amateur pianists to the craftsmen who make the mechanism sing. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank is at once a beguiling portrait of a Paris not found on any map and a tender account of the awakening of a lost childhood passion.Praise for The Piano Shop on the Left Bank '[Carhart's] writing is fluid and lovely enough to lure the rustiest plunker back to the piano bench and the most jaded traveler back to Paris.'-San Francisco Chronicle 'Captivating . . . [Carhart] joins the tiny company of foreigners who have written of the French as verbs. . . . What he tries to capture is not the sight of them, but what they see.'-The New York Times 'Thoroughly engaging . . . In part it is a book about that most unpredictable and pleasurable of human experiences, serendipity. . . . The book is also about something more difficult to pin down, friendship and community.'-The Washington Post 'Carhart writes with a sensuousness enhanced by patience and grounded by the humble acquisition of new insight into music, his childhood, and his relationship to the city of Paris.'-The New Yorker NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Biography: Arts & Entertainment, Memoirs, Techniques Of Music / Music Tutorials, Keyboard Instruments, Autobiography: Arts & Entertainment, Guidebooks
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 11.18 USD
  • Dimensions: 132x205x17mm
  • Weight: 222g
  • Printed by: Random House Inc
  • Published in: New York, United States

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