Wunderkind Little Amadeus

The Broken Key

Season 1, Episode 15 of 26

Amadeus, tired of practicing on a "silent piano" in his hotel room, is thrilled to learn that a grand piano sits in the ballroom for a "Russian Evening." While he secretly plays the piano, one of the keys breaks. Devilius wants to impress the Russian nobility and manages to put the pianist, due to perform that night, out of action. In the meantime, Amadeus and Nannerl, with the help of Pumperl, try to earn some money on the street so they can buy a new key from the piano maker. Can they pull it off in time for the special event? Who will perform that evening? And will it include the missing piano key? The Music: "Serenade in B Major" K. 361; "Piano Sonata" K. 310; "Serenade in G" ("A Little Serenade") K. 425; et al. Additional Content: Monti climbs into the piano to show how the visible part of the key connects to the string inside to create a tone. Viewers learn some basics about the functions of a piano key and the "technique" of a piano.

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