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Girls at the piano, Virginia Lloyd

Label
Girls at the piano
Title
Girls at the piano
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Lloyd
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Virginia Lloyd spent much of her childhood and adolescence learning and playing the piano and thought she would make a career as a pianist. She originally started writing this book to understand the mystery of her very musical and deeply unhappy grandmother Alice, and how their lives both at and away from the piano intersected and diverged. Girls at the Piano also explores the changing relationship between women and the piano over the course of the instrument's 275-year history. Taking us from the salons of 18th century Europe to an amateur jazz workshop in Manhattan in the early 21st, this is a richly layered memoir that traces the experiences of real and fictional women at the piano over the course of the instrument's history. Funny, tender and fascinating, Girls at the Piano is an elegant and multi-layered meditation on identity, ambition and doubt, and how learning the piano had a profound effect on two women worlds and generations apart
Summary
Virginia Lloyd spent much of her childhood and adolescence learning and playing the piano and thought she would make a career as a pianist. She originally started writing this book to understand the mystery of her very musical and deeply unhappy grandmother Alice, and how their lives both at and away from the piano intersected and diverged. Girls at the Piano also explores the changing relationship between women and the piano over the course of the instrument's 275-year history. Taking us from the salons of 18th century Europe to an amateur jazz workshop in Manhattan in the early 21st, this is a richly layered memoir that traces the experiences of real and fictional women at the piano over the course of the instrument's history. Funny, tender and fascinating, Girls at the Piano is an elegant and multi-layered meditation on identity, ambition and doubt, and how learning the piano had a profound effect on two women worlds and generations apart
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10690064
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lloyd, Virginia
Dewey number
786.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lloyd, Virginia
  • Women pianists
Target audience
adult
Label
Girls at the piano, Virginia Lloyd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062112193
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760297770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030287055
Label
Girls at the piano, Virginia Lloyd
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062112193
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760297770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030287055

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