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La Pianiste (The Piano Teacher)

September 26th, 2007 by Ah Doe

Just watched a French movie called “La Pianiste” by coincidence.

La Pianiste Poster

You know, the first impression that this poster gave me is romantic, artistic, touching etc. The image of this leading actress resembled Holly Hunter who starred in “The Piano”. Moreover, it’s a French movie and how often do we get this chance to experience something like this in Malaysia and Singapore?

This movie tells the story of a highly talented piano teacher, Erika (Isabelle Huppert), who lives together with her mother in a small apartment. Their relationship is a little strange. You will see how she fought her mother and got along with her again in the next minute. I mean, it’s lunatic to me!

At school, Erika is strict and demanding towards her students. Of course, she behaved quite normal outside her apartment until….she met a handsome guy called Walter (BenoMagimel), who is surprisingly talented in piano as well. To make it short, Walter expressed his interest to Erika and an unusual relationship began between them two!

Personal Views:
Erm, I would not want to reveal too much on the storyline because frankly, I am not so sure about what’s going on, especially the ending part. If you are interested in this movie, please find it, watch it and do a little research ok? Anyway, please don’t let kids see this movie because to me, it’s a little disturbing. (I would be happy if you already have the thought of watching it)

I have asked my French colleague about this movie, hoping to understand what the hell this movie is supposed to tell us and guess what?

Erm, you see, sometimes, French movies are a little….strange….you see? But Isabelle Huppert is a famous actress in France.

Ok, I admit I gave up! Stop pursuing the story.

However, I have to let you know that the only element that kept me finished this award winning movie is its Music!

Lots of nice classical piano pieces in it, and mostly from Franz Schubert’s compositions.
Piano Trio D959 by Schubert

Erika rehearsing Schubert’s “Piano Trio in E flat, D.929” before going off to watch porn movies (Oooops!)

Piano Trio in E flat Resized

Full size image of Piano Trio in E flat, D.929 piano sheet available for free here.

Audition D929 by Schubert

Waltor is playing “Piano Sonata in A Major, D.959” composed by Franz Schubert to impress the judges

Piano Sonata in A Major D.959 Resized

Full size Image of Piano Sonata in A Major, D.959 piano sheet here.

Yes, it’s Schubert, Schubert and Schubert! Enjoy your show and start practising these songs on your piano now.


2 Responses to “La Pianiste (The Piano Teacher)”

  1. Tshardaz Says:

    Hi… there´s just a page for the Piano Trio in E flat, D.929… I guess there’s missing some

  2. Ah Doe Says:

    Hi Tshardaz,

    It took me a while to recall why I uploaded an incomplete piano sheet. (This was something I posted a year ago)

    The original complete version of “Piano Trio in E flat, D.929” is 100 pages long, and my post entry here is regarding the music from La Pianiste movie. In the movie, this song was played for around 5 minutes. Therefore I’m just doing a brief intro on the music from this movie. Posting the incomplete piano sheet was intentional from the beginning.

    However, if you insist to have the full version of “Piano Trio in E flat, D.929”, you can try to download it with this link:


    P/S: This PDF file is not from my own transcription.

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