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?
He has been working for this moment his entire life. This is his last chance. For her, this could be the beginning. And it would be the perfect love story if it weren't for...
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Did You Know?
Original piano music was written for the film by contemporary composer Lalo Schifrin
. To Schifrin, the project was a rare event. He said: "The goal of a motion picture score is to heighten what is happening on screen, and in this case, we were able to call on the greatest composers of all time to do that job for us". Schifrin also composed a theme song, "People Alone", elements of which are heard at various moments in the film, and sung over the final credits by Randy Crawford
, with lyrics by Will Jennings
. 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
You know where the old lady is, don't you?
ABC edited 31 minutes from this film for its 1985 network television premiere See more
Piano Concerto in E Minor
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Lincoln Mayorga
(as Lincoln Maorga), piano See more