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
They shouldn't like each other. Instead, they fall in love.
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The link between music and temperament determined the six concerti which the finalists would perform. The selection, including Concerto #5 in E Flat Major, Opus 73, "The Emperor" by Beethoven (Dreyfuss), Piano Concerto #3 in C Major, Opus 26 by Prokofiev (Irving), Concerto 4f1 in E Flat Major by Lizst (Stern), Concerto #1 in E Minor, Opus 11 by Chopin (Henderson), Concerto #1 in D Minor, Opus 15 by Brahms (Kreigler) and Concerto #2 in G Minor, Opus 22 by St. Saens (Cali), was made by musical director Lalo Schifrin
who then took on the monumental task of abridging each work. See more
When Heidi and Paul are playing piano together (looking at vs. reading the sheet music), they're obviously not playing the same measure, as he's looking at the left page and she's looking at the right page. It's right before Heidi laughs and points out something, to Paul, about the way it was played before by a certain musician. It revealed the fact that the actors were not real musicians, knowing how to read music. See more
[Referring to the piano
That is your first husband, that, you... you marry it the way a nun marries Jesus. You cleave to it, because it gives your life a center that no man... that very few men can possibly give you, least of all a rival for the thing your life is centered on.
Piano Concerto, No. 5
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Chet Swiatkowsky
(as Chester B. Swiatkowski), piano See more