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作者 Moynahan, Brian, 1941- author
書名 Leningrad : siege and symphony / Brian Moynahan
出版項 New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2013]
國際標準書號 0802123163
9780802191908 (ebook)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  D764.3.L4 M69 2013    在架上    30610020462172
說明 xii, 542 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 494-520) and index
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
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
主題 Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975. Symphonies, no. 7, op. 60
Symphonies -- Soviet Union -- History
Music and war -- Soviet Union -- History
Music and state -- Soviet Union
Music -- Political aspects -- Soviet Union
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- Siege, 1941-1944
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Siege of Saint Petersburg (Russia : 1941-1944) fast (OCoLC)fst01354921
Symphonies (Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich) fast (OCoLC)fst01358333
Music and state. fast (OCoLC)fst01030489
Music and war. fast (OCoLC)fst01030492
Music -- Political aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst01030414
Social history. fast (OCoLC)fst01122498
Symphonies. fast (OCoLC)fst01140873
Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg. fast (OCoLC)fst01212867
Soviet Union. fast (OCoLC)fst01210281
1900 - 1999 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Šostakovič, Dmitrij D., 1906-1975. gnd (DE-588)118642472
Sankt Petersburg -- Belagerung. gnd (DE-588)4193689-9
Sinfonie. gnd (DE-588)4055087-4
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