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Concierto para Leah

Landa, Maira

Concierto para Leah

Year: 2010
Editorial: Editorial Pasadizo
Language: Espaņol, Catalán
Synopsis: “Written in a musical format in four movements and a coda, the reader will travel throughout this text accompanied by musical terms, amidst harrowing situations and the most intimate feelings of its protagonists.

“Concert for Leah” is the story of a young woman with a prodigious talent for the violin, whose goal is to become a soloist. In 1939 Leah, her parents and sister leave Hamburg go to Cuba in a ship full of Jews that, like them, flee the Nazis. The Cuban government turns the ship away, forcing them back to Europe.

Leah and her family settle in Paris. Later, when the Nazis invade France they are sent to Auschwitz, where Leah will lose her family, her hopes and her violin. Memories will accompany her till the end of her days, just like the number tattooed in her arm.

Forty years later, a famous pianist faces an agonizing truth that will lead him to discover something devastating, which will make him understand the origin of his virtuosity.”

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