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By Michéle Halberstadt

A stirring novel of affection and tune encouraged through the lifetime of pianist Maria-Theresa von Paradis, a blind virtuoso who was once a modern of Mozart and Salieri.

Maria-Theresa von Paradis, the one daughter of the secretary of the empress of Austria, used to be an extremely proficient baby. through the age of seventeen, she used to be a full-fledged virtuoso, taking part in for the royal relatives, acclaimed for her good looks and skill . . . and since she used to be blind. Her father, not able to just accept her regardless of her hovering musical presents, enlists the aid of Franz Anton Mesmer, the forerunner of the trendy perform of hypnotism, the place Maria-Theresa discovers the passions and feelings from which her blindness had formerly safe her.

within the culture of Sleeping with Schubert and The Cellist of Sarajevo, the radical is relocating portrait of braveness, loss, the elation of first love―and the soreness of misplaced innocence.

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