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The Resource Symphony for the city of the dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad, M.T. Anderson

Symphony for the city of the dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad, M.T. Anderson

Label
Symphony for the city of the dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
Title
Symphony for the city of the dead
Title remainder
Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
Statement of responsibility
M.T. Anderson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In September 1941, Adolf Hitler's Wehrmacht surrounded Leningrad in what was to become one of the longest and most destructive sieges in Western history -- almost three years of bombardment and starvation that culminated in the harsh winter of 1943-1944. More than a million citizens perished. Survivors recall corpses littering the frozen streets, their relatives having neither the means nor the strength to bury them. Residents burned books, furniture, and floorboards to keep warm. They ate family pets and -- eventually -- one another to stay alive. Trapped between the Nazi invading force and the Soviet government itself was composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who would write a symphony that roused, rallied, eulogized, and commemorated his fellow citizens -- the Leningrad Symphony, which came to occupy a surprising place of prominence in the eventual Allied victory. This is the true story of a city under siege: the triumph of bravery and defiance in the face of terrifying odds. It is also a look at the power and layered meaning of music in beleaguered lives
Awards note
YALSA Nonfiction Award finalist, 2016.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 14-17
LC call number
ML3930.S4995
LC item number
A53 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Symphony for the city of the dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad, M.T. Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 436-442) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The death of yesterday -- The birth of tomorrow -- Life is getting merrier -- Friendship -- Barbarossa -- The approach -- The first movement -- The second movement -- The third movement -- Fables, stories -- Flight -- Railway car no. 7 -- Kuibyshev and Leningrad -- An optimistic Shostakovich -- The city of the dead -- My music is my weapon -- The road of life -- Symphony for the city of the dead -- Cold war and thaw
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
456 pages
Isbn
9780763668181
Lccn
2015936915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
ocn900179946
Label
Symphony for the city of the dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad, M.T. Anderson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 436-442) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The death of yesterday -- The birth of tomorrow -- Life is getting merrier -- Friendship -- Barbarossa -- The approach -- The first movement -- The second movement -- The third movement -- Fables, stories -- Flight -- Railway car no. 7 -- Kuibyshev and Leningrad -- An optimistic Shostakovich -- The city of the dead -- My music is my weapon -- The road of life -- Symphony for the city of the dead -- Cold war and thaw
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
456 pages
Isbn
9780763668181
Lccn
2015936915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
ocn900179946

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