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Author Anderson, M. T., author.

Title Symphony for the City of the Dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad / M.T. Anderson.

Publication Info. ©2015
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Young Adult, Non-Fiction    YA 92 SHOSTAKOVICH,D AND    Coming Soon
 PAS Hastings Branch Young Adult, Non-Fiction    YA 92 SHOSTAKOVICH,D AND    Coming Soon
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library Young Adult, On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Hastings Branch Young Adult, On Order.
Edition First edition.
Description 456 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 436-442) and index.
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.
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 New York Times Notable Children's Books, Young Adult, 2015
National Book Award Nominee for Young People's Literature, 2015
YALSA Finalist for Excellence in Nonfiction, 2016
Study Program Reading Counts High School 8.4 24.
Subject Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975 -- Juvenile literature.
Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975. Symphonies, no. 7, op. 60, C major -- Juvenile literature.
Composers -- Soviet Union -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- Siege, 1941-1944 -- Juvenile literature.
Music -- Psychological aspects -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Music and the war -- Juvenile literature.
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- Siege, 1941-1944.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Russia.
Genre/Form Young adult literature.
Added Author Vermont College of Fine Arts, degree granting institution.
Added Title Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
ISBN 9780763668181 (library binding)
0763668184 (library binding)

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