The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939–45 by Władysław Szpilman Download (read online) free eBook (PDF ePub Kindle)

The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939–45

The last live broadcast on Polish Radio, on September 23, 1939, was Chopin’s Nocturne in C# Minor, played by a young pianist named Wladyslaw Szpilman, until his playing was interrupted by German shelling. It was the same piece and the same pianist, when broadcasting resumed six years later. The Pianist is Szpilman’s account of the years inbetween, of the death and cruelty