9780802124302

Leningrad: Siege and Symphony The Story of the Great City Terrorized by Stalin, Starved by Hitler, Immortalized by Shostakovich

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802124302

  • ISBN10:

    0802124305

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/13/2015
  • Publisher: Grove Press

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Summary

In Leningrad: Siege and Symphony, Brian Moynahan sets the composition of Shostakovich’s most famous work-his seventh symphony- against the tragic canvas of the siege itself and the years of repression and terror that preceded it. Using a wealth of new material, Moynahan tells the story of the cruelties inflicted by Stalin and Hitler on a city of exquisite beauty and rich cultural history, and the symphony that inspired its survival.

Author Biography

Brian Moynahan's books include the much-praised William Tyndale: If God Spare My Life. As a foreign correspondent, he covered fighting in the Far and Middle East and Africa, and was latterly the European Editor of the London Sunday Times.

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