Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

The pianist in the dark

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2011.
Language:
English
Description

A stirring novel of love and music inspired by the life of pianist Maria-Theresa von Paradis, a blind virtuoso who was a contemporary of Mozart and Salieri

Maria-Theresa von Paradis, the only daughter of the secretary of the empress of Austria, was an exceptionally gifted child. By the age of seventeen, she was a full-fledged virtuoso, playing for the royal family, acclaimed for her beauty and talent . . . and because she was blind. Her father, unable to accept her condition despite her soaring musical gifts, enlists the help of Franz Anton Mesmer, the forerunner of the modern practice of hypnotism, where Maria-Theresa discovers the passions and emotions from which her blindness had previously protected her.

In the tradition of Sleeping with Schubert and The Cellist of Sarajevo, the novel is a moving portrait of courage, loss, the elation of first love—and the pain of lost innocence.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781605981185
9781453218150
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID4c509bfc-4a25-80ca-be9d-cd6fe8a80c3b
Grouping Titlepianist in the dark
Grouping Authormichele halberstadt
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-05-14 02:28:05AM
Last Indexed2021-05-14 02:54:30AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781605981185

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorHalberstadt, Michèle.
author_displayHalberstadt, Michèle
available_at_catalogCarmichael
Central
detailed_location_catalogCarmichael
Central
display_description

A stirring novel of love and music inspired by the life of pianist Maria-Theresa von Paradis, a blind virtuoso who was a contemporary of Mozart and Salieri

Maria-Theresa von Paradis, the only daughter of the secretary of the empress of Austria, was an exceptionally gifted child. By the age of seventeen, she was a full-fledged virtuoso, playing for the royal family, acclaimed for her beauty and talent . . . and because she was blind. Her father, unable to accept her condition despite her soaring musical gifts, enlists the help of Franz Anton Mesmer, the forerunner of the modern practice of hypnotism, where Maria-Theresa discovers the passions and emotions from which her blindness had previously protected her.

In the tradition of Sleeping with Schubert and The Cellist of Sarajevo, the novel is a moving portrait of courage, loss, the elation of first love—and the pain of lost innocence.

format_catalogBook
eBook
format_category_catalogBooks
eBook
id4c509bfc-4a25-80ca-be9d-cd6fe8a80c3b
isbn9781453218150
9781605981185
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b20675641.i64428060CentralFICTION Halberstadt, M.1falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
ils:.b20675641.i64428084CarmichaelFICTION Halberstadt, M.1falsefalseOn Shelfcarag
overdrive:841f4ac4-a2c1-4a5a-b428-fbdb8ccdc8db-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdult Fiction
last_indexed2021-05-14T09:54:30.439Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_catalogFICTION Halberstadt, M.
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogCarmichael
Central
primary_isbn9781605981185
publishDate2011
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b20675641BookBooks1st Pegasus Books ed.EnglishPegasus Books, 2011.140 p. ; 22 cm.
overdrive:841f4ac4-a2c1-4a5a-b428-fbdb8ccdc8dbeBookeBookEnglishPegasus Books2011
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b20675641.i64428060On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b20675641.i64428084On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
overdrive:841f4ac4-a2c1-4a5a-b428-fbdb8ccdc8db-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetBlind -- Fiction
Blind musicians -- Austria -- Fiction
Composers -- Austria -- Fiction
Organists -- Austria -- Fiction
Paradis, Maria Theresia von, -- 1759-1824 -- Fiction
Pianists -- Austria -- Fiction
Pianists -- Fiction
Singers -- Austria -- Fiction
title_displayThe pianist in the dark
title_fullPianist in the Dark
The pianist in the dark / Michèle Halberstadt
title_shortThe pianist in the dark
topic_facetBlind
Blind musicians
Composers
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Organists
Paradis, Maria Theresia von
Pianists
Romance
Singers