"German cultural historian Singer draws on unpublished letters she unearthed in Switzerland to reimagine the tumultuous love affair between phenomenal pianist Vladimir Horowitz and his young student Nico Kaufmann ... What emerges is a portrait of gay life and limitations in the mid-1900s, the era's painful political upheavals, and a great pianist on edge ... An intriguing look at passion, history, and culture, for more than classical music fans."

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