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Doc Ä Playing by Heart ↠ 278 pages Download î Randarenewables Ì Emilia Salvini dreams of marrying a man who loves music as much as she does But in 18th century Milan her position as “second sister” means she’ll likely be sent off to a convent instead Ironically Emilia’s pious older sistHearts When Antonio abruptly uits their lessons Emilia assumes it’s because her family isn’t nobility More determined than ever to help Father acuire a title she dedicates a set of compositions to Archduchess Maria Teresa The archduchess is so impressed that she helps Father become a count Having finally won Father’s favor Emilia expects she’ll now be betrothed to Antonio But the repercussions of her family’s new status threaten not only her dreams but her sister’s very life Playing by Heart is as lyrical as the gifted musicians that inhabit its pages Carmela Martino in an impeccably written story captures both the grace and refinement of 18th century Italy and the timeless dilemmas to which the modern reader can relate the pressure of familial expectations and obligations living in the shadow of a sibling the desire to direct one’s own destiny and love tested by time distance parental resistance and classGifted at both performance and composing young Emilia must not only prove her skill at the harpsichord to her father and teacher but in order to secure her family’s future and her ownWith a gentle romance a peek at European history in the age of dukes and ladies and the push and pull of family life Playing by Heart will warm your heart and leave you marveling at the accomplishments of the Italian sisters who inspired the story

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Irst Emilia must earn the respect of the music tutor who has always disdained her simply for being a girl But before Emilia can carry out her plan Mamma her greatest supporter dies in childbirth In her sorrow Emilia composes a heartrending sonata that causes the maestro to finally recognize her talent He begins teaching her music theory alongside handsome violinist Antonio Bellini the great nephew of a wealthy maruis The two begin as rivals but making music together gradually melds their You know that feeling when you wake up excited to pick up the awesome book you've been reading then the rush of disappointment when you remember that you finished it yesterday? sigh This is one of those books I'm a fan of Susan Vreeland and Phillipa Gregory and I think Playing by Heart is in the same genre The characters are vivid likable real; the story is tantalizing in an honest and clean innocent manner I would say this is fine for ages 12 13 and up nothing explicit despite the underlying romantic plot Also if you are a music lover you will especially appreciate what must have been a lot of historic research on the part of the author I did not know very much about this composer or her famous sister Playing by Heart portrays feminism is all the most positive ways I 100% recommend this book

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Playing by Heart Emilia Salvini dreams of marrying a man who loves music as much as she does But in 18th century Milan her position as “second sister” means she’ll likely be sent off to a convent instead Ironically Emilia’s pious older sister Maria would gladly become a nun But Father won’t allow it her brilliant language skills are too important to his uest for noble status Emilia’s only hope to avoid the convent is to prove that her musical talents are as indispensable as Maria’s skills F This is a wonderfully written and intriguing story I'm a fan of historical fiction based on true stories While this book is YA since the protagonist is 13 when the story opens readers from middle school through adult will enjoy this It was so interesting to learn about the two teenage sisters who were prodigies in their field of study in the 1700s when few females even had the chance for an education The best part for me was the fact that the sisters were both willing to sacrifice their future happiness for the other sister