The Mandolin Lesson PDF ePub eBook

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The Mandolin Lesson free pdf The Mandolin Lesson is a unique, quirky story of commuting to another country for music lessons. Beautifully redolent of an Italy before emails and mobiles, low cost fares and the channel tunnel, it relates an inspirational story of following one's passion against all the odds. It is a journey of the moment that happened ahead of its time. Frances Taylor plays an unusual instrument - the mandolin - and when she gets an unexpected opportunity to study her instrument in its native land, Italy, she feels compelled to do so. The only problem is that as a thirty-something with family and work commitments in England, she has to study part-time, commuting once a month. Travelling to Padua during the nineties, Frances stays in Brescia and Bologna. Seduced by the charms of the Italian way of life, she helps with the cherry harvest, learns to cook local dishes and finds out how to dress elegantly. Frances thinks at first she is finding out about her instrument and music, and then about another culture, but ultimately she is on a journey to find out about herself, an interior journey in which she learns to reconnect with her spirit...The Mandolin Lesson is an evocative memoir from the only female professional classical mandolinist in the country - and the only British person to have studied mandolin in Italy at Conservatoire level. The theme of the book is both timeless and universal, about a journey we are all on- a journey to find out about ourselves and to reconnect with who we really are. It will resonate with readers interested in inspirational self-development books, and will also appeal to fans of human interest stories, as well as those interested in Italy and its culture, music in general and the mandolin.

About Frances Taylor

Mandolinist Frances Taylor lives in London. Since the 1980s she has promoted the mandolin by giving concerts throughout Britain and abroad, playing in high profile venues such as London's South Bank and working with prestigious orchestras such as the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

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Author : Frances Taylor
Publisher : Matador
Data Published : 28 March 2014
ISBN : 178306725X
EAN : 9781783067251
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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