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The Secret Piano

From Mao's Labor Camps to Bach's Goldberg Variations

By Zhu Xiao-Mei, Xiao-Mei Zhu, Ellen Hinsey

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Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Published In: United States, 01 March 2012
Zhu Xiao-Mei was three years old when she saw her first piano, a cherished instrument introduced into her family s Beijing home by her mother. Soon after, the child began to play, developing quickly into a prodigy who immersed herself in the work of such classical masters as Bach and Brahms. Her astonishing proficiency earned her a spot at the Beijing Conservatory at the tender age of eleven, where she began laying the foundation for a promising career as a concert pianist. But in 1966, with the onset of the Cultural Revolution, life as she knew it ended abruptly. The Communist Party s campaign against culture forced the closure of art schools and resulted in the deportation of countless Chinese, including Xiao-Mei and her entire family. She spent five years in a work camp in Inner Mongolia, suffering under abysmal living conditions and a brutal brainwashing campaign. Yet through it all, Xiao-Mei kept her dream alive, drawing on the power of music to sustain her courage."

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EAN: 9781611090772
ISBN: 1611090776
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Dimensions: 20.83 x 13.72 x 2.29 centimetres (0.50 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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