Comment: vg vinyl, shrink wrap on cover JV. Add to Cart. Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color:. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price. Grappelli was largely self-taught as a musician. He began learning to play piano in cafes and cabarets, convincing club owners to let him practice on their house pianos during off hours.
When he was 13, his father bought him a secondhand violin, and Grappelli earned money playing the popular music of the day on the streets of Paris and Montmartre.
As a teenager, Grappelli provided piano accompaniment for silent films and took various other musical jobs around town. The violinist loved to play piano whenever he had the opportunity; in "Long Ago And Far Away " he plays the piano introduction and brief tag, in addition to soloing on his main instrument.