I'm thinking I'm going to have to buy yet another book.
Written by Andre Leblanc, an artist and historian, and illustrated by Stephane-Yves Barroux, The Red Piano is inspired by the true story of internationally acclaimed concert pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei whom you can hear playing Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C major from The Well-Tempered Clavier in the video.
The picture book tells the story a young girl taken from her family and sent to a far-off labour camp during the turbulent times of China’s Cultural Revolution. Forbidden to play her beloved piano she bravely finds a way to practice in a secret location. Then she is caught...
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