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The Prague sonata : a novel, Bradford Morrow

Label
The Prague sonata : a novel
Title
The Prague sonata
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Bradford Morrow
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early days of the new millennium, pages of a weathered original sonata manuscript--the gift of a Czech immigrant living out her final days in Queens--come into the hands of Meta Taverner, a young musicologist whose concert piano career was cut short by an injury. To Meta's eye, it appears to be an authentic eighteenth-century work; to her discerning ear, the music rendered there is hauntingly beautiful, clearly the undiscovered composition of a master. But there is no indication of who the composer might be. The gift comes with the request that Meta attempt to find the manuscript's true owner--a Prague friend the old woman has not heard from since the Second World War forced them apart--and to make the three-part sonata whole again. Leaving New York behind for the land of Dvořák and Kafka, Meta sets out on an unforgettable search to locate the remaining movements of the sonata and uncover a story that has influenced the course of many lives--even as it becomes clear that she isn't the only one after the music's secrets. Magisterially evoking decades of Prague's tragic and triumphant history, from the First World War through the soaring days of the Velvet Revolution, and moving from postwar London to the heartland of immigrant America, The Prague Sonata is both epic and intimate, evoking the ways in which individual notes of love and sacrifice become part of the celebratory symphony of life
Summary
Coming into the possession a mysterious 18th-century sonata manuscript, a young musicologist is astonished by the mastery of the music and embarks on a search for the identities of the composer and the manuscript's true owner
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10597523
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrow, Bradford
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manuscripts
  • Composers
  • Women musicologists
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Composers
  • Manuscripts
  • Women musicologists
  • Czech Republic
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
The Prague sonata : a novel, Bradford Morrow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn975125676
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
519 pages
Isbn
9780802127150
Lccn
2017018308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)975125676
Label
The Prague sonata : a novel, Bradford Morrow
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn975125676
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
519 pages
Isbn
9780802127150
Lccn
2017018308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)975125676

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