Michael Berkeley

In Black & White

Play It Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible


Jonathan Cape 403pp £18.99 order from our bookshop

Many ideas are developed in the course of this musical pilgrimage, and sometimes the subsidiary themes are so gripping that they threaten to eclipse the main subject. In Play It Again Alan Rusbridger, an amateur pianist who already has an unbelievably busy professional life as editor of The Guardian, sets out to master Chopin’s Ballade in G minor. 

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