After breakfast the next morning, Luan sat in the living room playing the piano while her father prepared for his meeting, her brother read and her mother continued her review of the economics journal. Luan loved playing the piano and she enjoyed playing for others, although playing with her mother in the room was tiring. She knew that she wouldn’t be half the pianist she was today if it wasn’t for her mother’s insistence on perfection, but it would be nice to play for fun while they were on vacation. She was currently playing Franz Liszt’s “La Campanella”. She’d yet to make it through the whole piece without being interrupted.
“Allegretto not allegro, Luan,” Ting-lan said without looking up from her crossword.
“Mother, I still need a new bathing suit before we go on the speed boat tour.”
“I know, dear. We will go just as soon as you play the piece as written. The admissions board at Julliard