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Scattergood, Augusta.

Summary: Sixth-grader Theo leaves everything behind to live with his Uncle Chester, a Vietnam War veteran and loner, in Destiny, Florida, but he is drawn to play the piano in Miss Sister's dance school and soon makes friends with the feisty Anabel, a baseball fanatic who invites Theo to help solve a mystery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC SCA

Summary: Character study of a talented pianist who has given up a promising career and now works on oil rigs. After 20 years he returns home to his father's deathbed, perhaps to reconcile himself with his fear of failure and desire for greatness.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia Tristar Home Video 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA FIV

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Five 1998

Lang, Lang

Summary: Provides a look at the life and accomplishments of the noted pianist through his views on the differences between the cultures of the East and West, the great changes in his homeland of China, and his love for classical music.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LAN

Summary: It explores the life, times and music of piano legend James Booker, who Dr. John described as 'the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.' Lily Keber's roller coaster portrait traces Booker's life from his early years as a chart-topping child prodigy, to his star-studded years touring and playing as a sideman, through his outrageous solo career in America...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC BAY

Summary: Thirty-two vignettes, spanning pianist Glenn Gould's life from age four until his death at fifty, give an impressionistic depiction of his life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Classical 2012

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA THI

Genova, Lisa

Summary: An accomplished concert pianist, Richard received standing ovations from audiences all over the world in awe of his rare combination of emotional resonance and flawless technique. Richard now has ALS, and his entire right arm is paralyzed. He knows his left arm will go next. When Richard becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, his distant wife Karina becomes his...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GEN

Summary: Presently working in an oil field, talented pianist Robert Dupea spends most of his free time downing beers, playing poker and being noncommittal with his sexy but witless girlfriend Rayette. But when he is summoned to his father's deathbed, Dupea returns home with Rayette, where he meets and falls for a sophisticated woman. Now caught between his conflicting lifestyles, the gifted but troubled...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA FIV

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE FIV

1 hold on 8 copies

Summary: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Summit Entertainment 2017

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD LAL

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE LA

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS LA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie La La 2017

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TCFF La

Summary: Jo Ann Castle hosts this documentary on Liberace from the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas. Includes excerpts from his 1950s television series and from his TV specials of the 70s and 80s and highlights some of the entertainer's best known numbers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Home Video 2002

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC LEG

Summary: Meet Seymour Bernstein: a virtuoso pianist, veteran New Yorker, and true original who gave up a successful concert career to teach music. In this wonderfully warm, witty, and intimate tribute from his friend, Ethan Hawke, Seymour shares unforgettable stories from his remarkable life and eye-opening words of wisdom, as well as insightful reflections on art, creativity, and the search for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SEY

King, Carole

Summary: This book is a memoir by the iconic singer-songwriter chronicling her story from her beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed musical talents, to her present day as a leading performer and activist. From her marriage to Gerry Goffin, with whom she wrote dozens of songs that hit the charts, to her own achievements, notably with "Tapestry," which...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Pub. 2012

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Muller, Melissa

Summary: Chronicles the life of the oldest living Holocaust survivor, a classically trained pianist who used her love of music to provide hope to her fellow sufferers at the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 HERZ-SOMMER, ALICE MUL

Swank, Denise Grover

Summary: While spending a summer in Paris, Sophie Peterson will need to decide if she can forgive her father for divorcing her mother and moving to France, and how much she should trust her heart with her first love, Mathieu.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blink 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION SWA

Summary: An unprecedented array of never-before-seen footage of Gould, photographs, and excerpts from his private home recordings and diaries, plus personal interviews with Gould's most intimate friends and lovers, some who have never spoken about him publicly before, to reconstruct his thoughts on music, art, society, love, and life. An enigmatic musical poet, world-renowned pianist Glenn Gould...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lorber Films 2011

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GEN

Summary: For 18 months, award-winning director Scott Hicks followed the legendary composer Philip Glass across three continents, creating a remarkable portrait of one of the greatest artists of all time. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass's working process and long time collaborators, Hicks provides a unique glimpse into the composer's life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Koch Lorber Films 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GLA

Adams, Noah.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 786.2 ADA

Boyd, William

Summary: "The Whitbread Award-winning author of A Good Man in Africa and the Costa Award-winning Restless now gives us a sweeping new novel that unfolds across fin-de-siècle Europe as it tells a story of ineffable passions--familial, artistic, romantic--and their power to shape, and destroy, a life. Brodie Moncur is a brilliant piano tuner, as brilliant in his own way as John Kilbarron--"The Irish...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BOY

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Boyd 2018

Donohue, Keith.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DON

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC DON

Winston, Lolly

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Grief comes a richly poignant and stirring story that asks: How soon is too soon to fall in love again? The last thing Rudy expected was to wake up one Saturday morning, a widow at fifty-four years old. Now, ten months after the untimely death of his beloved wife, he's still not sure how to move on from the defining tragedy of his life--but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WIN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION WIN

Summary: The story of Australian pianist David Helfgott. He experiences a nervous breakdown and is hospitalized, but later returns to the concert hall.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Video 1997

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SHI

Genova, Lisa

Summary: A once accomplished concert pianist, Richard now has ALS. As he becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard's muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it's too late. This is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scout Press 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GEN

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GEN

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION GEN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Genova 2018

Ishiguro, Kazuo

Summary: A surrealistic novel on a man who finds himself in a strange city, not knowing what he is doing there, but everyone seems to know him. What is more, he must be important because people ask him for favors. As he goes from encounter to encounter, the man discovers himself. By the author of The Remains of the Day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ISH

Peterson, Oscar

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Continuum 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PETERSON, OSCAR PET

Rhodes, James

Summary: James Rhodes' passion for music has been his lifeline--the thread that has held through a life of abuse and turmoil. But whether listening to Rachmaninov on a loop as a traumatized teenager or discovering a Bach adagio while in a hospital ward, he survived his demons by encounters with musical miracles. These--along with a chance encounter with a stranger--inspired him to become the renowned...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RHODES, JAMES RHO