Leningrad: Siege and Symphony The story of the great city terrorized by Stalin, Starved by Hitler, Immortalized by Shostakovich
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- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 10/14/2014
- Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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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.