The Piano Student

by Lea Singer
The Piano Student
  • ISBN-13: 9781939931863
  • Author(s): Lea Singer
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Publisher: New Vessel Press
  • Imprint: New Vessel Press
  • Publication Date: 08-10-2020
  • Format: p/b

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£12.99
The Piano Student centres on an affair between one of the 20th century's most celebrated pianists, Vladimir Horowitz, and his young male student, Nico Kaufmann, in the late 1930s. Based on unpublished letters by Horowitz to Kaufmann that author Lea Singer herself discovered in Switzerland, the novel portrays the anguish that the acclaimed musician felt about his never publicly acknowledged homosexuality and the attendant duplicity of his personal life.
About the book

The Piano Student centres on an affair between one of the 20th century's most celebrated pianists, Vladimir Horowitz, and his young male student, Nico Kaufmann, in the late 1930s. Based on unpublished letters by Horowitz to Kaufmann that author Lea Singer herself discovered in Switzerland, the novel portrays the anguish that the acclaimed musician felt about his never publicly acknowledged homosexuality and the attendant duplicity of his personal life.