The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her teacher, Greta, or will she condemn Paul to obscurity? Written by
If you're really in love... nothing's going to stand in your way.
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Did You Know?
In preparation for their roles playing pianists in this film, according to the film's production notes, actress Amy Irving
and actor Richard Dreyfuss
trained in piano playing for around four months. The 23rd January 1981 edition of show-business trade paper 'The Hollywood Reporter' stated that the piano playing training period with music consultant Jean Evensen Shaw
prior to principal photography ran for about almost three months. See more
Music for piano four-hands, that is two pianists playing at the same piano, is often printed with the two parts on different pages. The "primo" (top) is on the right pages, and the "secondo" (bottom) is on the left pages. So the two players of that Mozart sonata would not be looking at the same place. See more
[Lighting a cigarette
Ludwig Von Beethoven taught Carl Czerny, who taught Leschetizky, who taught Schnabel, who taught Renaldi, who taught me. And now the sixth pianist in a direct line from Beethoven is standing here staring at me in her Jordan Marsh mix-and-match.
Heidi Joan Schoonover
You shouldn't smoke.
Piano Concerto in E Minor
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Lincoln Mayorga
(as Lincoln Maorga), piano See more