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Publisher's Summary

One of the world's greatest classical pianists reveals how the "other world" transformed his life and career.
By any measure, Byron Janis has had an extraordinary musical career. His discovery of two long-lost Chopin scores made headlines around the world, and he has been honored many times for his breathtaking performances of some of the most exciting and challenging works in the standard classical piano repertoire. As he retraces this remarkable journey in Chopin and Beyond, he shares something even more extraordinary: the other-worldly experiences that have shaped his life and music in surprising and profound ways.


Shares milestones and memories from the life and musical career of one of the world's greatest pianists.
Includes lively anecdotes of famous classical musicians and other notable figures, including Vladimir Horowitz and Pablo Picasso.
Describes his long-secret but ultimately triumphant battle with arthritis.
Recounts the paranormal experiences that deepened his personal association with Chopin, effected near miraculous recoveries from serious accidents, and more.
Like the best music, Chopin and Beyond will open your mind to explore the wonder and possibility of a different world.
©2010 Byron Janis and Maria Cooper Janis (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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By Jared on 10-18-12

Fascinating From Beginning To End

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Well read and very interesting listen. My two favorite subjects, music and the other world meant that my attention was caught from beginning to end. Its funny how musicians tend to be more open to forces and unusual happenings than the average person on the street, maybe that is why they make good musicians.... Anyway, I hadn't heard of Byron Janis but something drew me to the audio book and I really enjoyed it. Highly recommended.

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