By Brian Moynahan
For 872 days in the course of international battle II, the German military encircled the town of Leningrad—modern-day St. Petersburg—in an army operation that might cripple the previous capital and significant Soviet commercial middle. Palaces have been looted and destroyed. faculties and hospitals have been bombarded. Famine raged and thousands died, squaddies and blameless civilians alike.
opposed to the backdrop of this disaster, historian Brian Moynahan tells the tale of Dmitri Shostakovich, whose 7th Symphony used to be first played in the course of the siege and have become an emblem of defiance within the face of fascist brutality. Titled “Leningrad” in honor of the town and its humans, the paintings premiered on August nine, 1942—with musicians scrounged from frontline devices and armed forces bands, simply because merely twenty of the orchestra’s hundred individuals had survived.
With this compelling human tale of artwork and tradition surviving amid chaos and violence, Leningrad: Siege and Symphony “brings new intensity and drama to a key historic second” (Booklist, starred review), in “a narrative that's by way of turns painful, poignant and encouraging” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune).
“He reaches into the center of town to extract a few humanity from the blood and darkness, and at its top Leningrad captures the heartbreak, affliction and small salvations in either dying and survival . . . Moynahan’s descriptions of the battlefield, which additionally draw from the diaries of the chilly, lice-ridden, hungry opponents, are haunting.” —The Washington Post
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Leningrad: Siege and Symphony: The Story of the Great City Terrorized by Stalin, Starved by Hitler, Immortalized by Shostakovich by Brian Moynahan