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The Piano Shop on the Left Bank - Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier-logo

The Piano Shop on the Left Bank - Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier

Thad Carhart

Thad Carhart never realized there was a gap in his life until he happened upon Desforges Pianos, a demure little shopfront in his Pairs neighborhood that seemed to want to hide rather than advertise its wares. Like Alice in Wonderland, he found his attempts to gain entry rebuffed at every turn. An accidental introduction finally opened the door to the quartier's oddest hangout, where locals - from university professors to pipefitters - gather on Friday evenings to discuss music, love, and life over a glass of wine. Luc, the atelier's master, proves an excellent guide to the history of this most gloriously impractical of instruments. A bewildering variety passes through his restorer's hands: delicate ancient pianofortes, one perhaps the onetime possession of Beethoven. Great hulking beasts of thunderous voice. And the modest piano "with the heart of a lion" that was to become Thad's own. What emerges is a warm and intuitive portrait of the secret Paris - one closed to all but a knowing few. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank is the perfect audiobook for music lovers, or for anyone who longs to recapture a lost passion.

Thad Carhart never realized there was a gap in his life until he happened upon Desforges Pianos, a demure little shopfront in his Pairs neighborhood that seemed to want to hide rather than advertise its wares. Like Alice in Wonderland, he found his attempts to gain entry rebuffed at every turn. An accidental introduction finally opened the door to the quartier's oddest hangout, where locals - from university professors to pipefitters - gather on Friday evenings to discuss music, love, and life over a glass of wine. Luc, the atelier's master, proves an excellent guide to the history of this most gloriously impractical of instruments. A bewildering variety passes through his restorer's hands: delicate ancient pianofortes, one perhaps the onetime possession of Beethoven. Great hulking beasts of thunderous voice. And the modest piano "with the heart of a lion" that was to become Thad's own. What emerges is a warm and intuitive portrait of the secret Paris - one closed to all but a knowing few. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank is the perfect audiobook for music lovers, or for anyone who longs to recapture a lost passion.
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Thad Carhart never realized there was a gap in his life until he happened upon Desforges Pianos, a demure little shopfront in his Pairs neighborhood that seemed to want to hide rather than advertise its wares. Like Alice in Wonderland, he found his attempts to gain entry rebuffed at every turn. An accidental introduction finally opened the door to the quartier's oddest hangout, where locals - from university professors to pipefitters - gather on Friday evenings to discuss music, love, and life over a glass of wine. Luc, the atelier's master, proves an excellent guide to the history of this most gloriously impractical of instruments. A bewildering variety passes through his restorer's hands: delicate ancient pianofortes, one perhaps the onetime possession of Beethoven. Great hulking beasts of thunderous voice. And the modest piano "with the heart of a lion" that was to become Thad's own. What emerges is a warm and intuitive portrait of the secret Paris - one closed to all but a knowing few. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank is the perfect audiobook for music lovers, or for anyone who longs to recapture a lost passion.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dan Cashman

Length:

8h 59m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:33


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:29


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:48


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

10:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:05


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:36


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:10


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:33


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:30


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:53


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:34


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:22


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:40


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:48


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:39


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:53


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:25


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:23


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:34


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:03


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:11


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:41


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:13


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:18


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:09


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:32