The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her teacher, Greta, or will she condemn Paul to obscurity?
They broke the cardinal rule of the competition...they fell in love.
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Did You Know?
The link between music and temperament determined the six concerti which the finalists would perform. The selection, including Concerto #5 in E Flat Major, Opus 73, "The Emperor" by Beethoven (Dreyfuss), Piano Concerto #3 in C Major, Opus 26 by Prokofiev (Irving), Concerto 4f1 in E Flat Major by Lizst (Stern), Concerto #1 in E Minor, Opus 11 by Chopin (Henderson), Concerto #1 in D Minor, Opus 15 by Brahms (Kreigler) and Concerto #2 in G Minor, Opus 22 by St. Saens (Cali), was made by musical director Lalo Schifrin
who then took on the monumental task of abridging each work. See more
The piano fingering is often out of sync with the music, especially during Heidi's performance of Prokofiev's 3rd. See more
Heidi Joan Schoonover
Teardrops on my boobs - great country-western standard.
ABC edited 31 minutes from this film for its 1985 network television premiere See more
Piano Concerto, No. 5
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Chet Swiatkowsky
(as Chester B. Swiatkowski), piano See more