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Leningrad : siege and symphony, Brian Moynahan

Label
Leningrad : siege and symphony
Title
Leningrad
Title remainder
siege and symphony
Statement of responsibility
Brian Moynahan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony was first played in the city of its birth on 9 August, 1942. There has never been a first performance to match it. Pray God, there never will be again. Almost a year earlier, the Germans had begun their blockade of the city. Already many thousands had died of their wounds, the cold, and most of all, starvation. The assembled musicians--scrounged from frontline units and military bands, for only twenty of the orchestra's 100 players had survived--were so hungry, many feared they'd be too weak to play the score right through. In these, the darkest days of the Second World War, the music and the defiance it inspired provided a rare beacon of light for the watching world. In Leningrad: Siege and Symphony, Brian Moynahan sets the composition of Shostakovich's most famous work against the tragic canvas of the siege itself and the years of repression and terror that preceded it. In vivid and compelling detail he tells the story of the cruelties heaped by the twin monsters of the twentieth century on a city of exquisite beauty and fine minds, and of its no less remarkable survival. Weaving Shostakovich's own story and that of many others into the context of the maelstrom of Stalin's purges and the brutal Nazi invasion of Russia, Leningrad: Siege and Symphony is a magisterial and moving account of one of the most tragic periods in history
Cataloging source
GK8
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
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Moynahan, Brian
Dewey number
940.5421721
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D764.3.L4
LC item number
M69 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich
  • Šostakovič, Dmitrij D
  • Symphonies
  • Music and war
  • Music and state
  • Music
  • Sankt Petersburg
  • Sinfonie
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia)
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Label
Leningrad : siege and symphony, Brian Moynahan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [494]-520) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ouvertyura = Overture -- Repressii = Terror -- Voyna = War -- Do serediny sentyabr' = To mid-September 1941 -- Do serediny oktyabr' = To mid-October 1941 -- Oktyabr' = October 1941 -- Noyabr' = November 1941 -- Dekabr' = December 1941 -- Noviy god = New Year -- Yanvar' = January 1942 -- Fevral' = February 1942 -- Mart = March 1942 -- Aprel'-Maj = April-May 1942 -- Iyun' = June 1942 -- Iyul' = July 1942 -- Simfonya Nr. 7 = Symphony no. 7 -- Do svidaniya = Farewell
Control code
ocn881822572
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
542 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802123169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Leningrad : siege and symphony, Brian Moynahan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [494]-520) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ouvertyura = Overture -- Repressii = Terror -- Voyna = War -- Do serediny sentyabr' = To mid-September 1941 -- Do serediny oktyabr' = To mid-October 1941 -- Oktyabr' = October 1941 -- Noyabr' = November 1941 -- Dekabr' = December 1941 -- Noviy god = New Year -- Yanvar' = January 1942 -- Fevral' = February 1942 -- Mart = March 1942 -- Aprel'-Maj = April-May 1942 -- Iyun' = June 1942 -- Iyul' = July 1942 -- Simfonya Nr. 7 = Symphony no. 7 -- Do svidaniya = Farewell
Control code
ocn881822572
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
542 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802123169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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