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The Vienna melody / Ernst Lothar

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The Vienna melody / Ernst Lothar
Title
The Vienna melody / Ernst Lothar
Statement of responsibility
Ernst Lothar ; translated by Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood
Title variation
Angel with the trumpet
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Language
eng
Summary
All Vienna knows that the inhabitant of number 10 Seilerstatte is none other than Christopher Alt, piano maker, the best in Vienna, probably in all of Austria, and possiblly the world over. His piano keys have given life to melodies by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and many more. On his deathbed, moved by the wish to keep his children united, he leaves a will specifying that his descendants, if they are to get their inheritance, must live together in the family home. Over successive generations of the Alt family, history itself passes through the doors, down the halls, and into the private rooms of the Alt’s building. There is intrigue at the court of Franz-Josef: an heir to the throne has fallen in love with Henrietta Alt, who will have to carry the guilt for his eventual suicide. There are betrayals, beloved illegitimate children, and despised legitimate offspring. There are seething passions and icy relations, a world war and the rise of Nazism to contend with. There are duals, ambitions, hopes, affairs of the heart and affairs of state. Three generations of Alts live and die at number 10 Silerstatte and each member of the family, in his or or her own way, is a privileged witness to the winds of change and a Europe at the height of both its splendor and decadence
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10450415
Cataloging source
BT
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1890-1974
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Lothar, Ernst
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Hapgood, Elizabeth Reynolds
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True
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Historical fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Vienna melody / Ernst Lothar
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300002638
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781609452827
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Vienna melody / Ernst Lothar
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300002638
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781609452827
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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