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↓ Read Hardcover @Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad ← Author M T Anderson ✪ ↓ Read Hardcover @Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad ← Author M T Anderson ✪ Gr 9 UpThis ambitious and gripping work is narrative nonfiction at its best Anderson expertly sets the scene of the tumultuous world into which Dmitri Shostakovich was born in 1906 and traces his development as an artist and a public figure He also tells the story of the composer s beloved Leningrad, focusing on the creation and legacy of the symphony written in its honor at the height of World War II In his author s note, Anderson poses an intriguing question How do we reconstruct the story of someone who lived in a period in which everyone had an excuse to lie, evade, accuse, or keep silent The compelling, well researched narrative relates what is known of Shostakovich s story, what is speculation, what is revisionist history, and what new sources have revealed The chilling details of the Stalin regime and the plight of the Russian people even before the Germans arrived will be eye opening to many teen readers The book has all the intrigue of a spy thriller, recounts the horrors of living during the three year siege, and delineates the physical oppression and daunting foes within and outside of the city This is also the story of survival against almost impossible odds Through it all, Anderson weaves the thread of the composer s music and the role it played in this larger than life drama VERDICT A must have title with broad crossover appealLuann Toth, School Library JournalThe storytelling is captivating, describing how Shostakovich began composing the symphony under relentless bombardment in Leningrad and later finished it in Moscow, its triumphant performance in Leningrad during the siege, and how it rallied worldwide sympathy for Russia s plight Music is at the heart of the story As Anderson writes in the prologue, it is a story about the power of music and its meanings, and he communicates them with seeming effortlessness in this brilliantly written, impeccably researched tour de force A triumphant story of bravery and defiance that will shock and inspire.Kirkus Reviews starred review In a gripping narrative, helped along by ample photos and shockingly accurate historical details, Anderson offers readers a captivating account of a genius composer and the brutally stormy period in which he lived Though easily accessible to teens, this fascinating, eye opening, and arresting book will be just as appealing for adults.Booklist starred review This ambitious and gripping work is narrative nonfiction at its bestThe book has all the intrigue of a spy thriller, recounts the horrors of living during the three year siege, and delineates the physical oppression and daunting foes within and outside of the city This is also the story of survival against almost impossible odds Through it all, Anderson weaves the thread of the composers music and the role it played in this larger than life drama A must have title with broad crossover appealSchool Library Journal starred review Anderson brings his narrative A game to this dense work of nonfiction, blending the complex strands of the story into a satisfying whole Embellished with scores of photographs and peppered with the authors own commentary on the symphony, the text and supporting materials supply historical background for music enthusiasts and musical interpretation for history buffs Source notes, index, and bibliography will aid report writers, but the most appreciative audience is likely to be engaged readers who settle into the tragic yet uplifting story of a suffering nation and its musical documentarian.Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books starred review A fascinatingexamination of an important musical figure living in a time of extraordinary political and social turmoil.Publishers WeeklyIt culminates in a rich and moving understanding of the intersection of culture and history, and of the power of the arts to save a nation.Shelf Awareness Symphony for the City of the Dead is an intense historical account that is highly recommended reading for anyone studying World War II or readers with an interest in history or music.VOYAM.T Anderson presents a thrilling history of music and the terrible events of World War II Extensively researched and passionately told, Symphony for the City of the Dead exposes the strengths and weaknesses of humanity through an engrossing tale of war, art and undying creativity.BookPageAn ambitious work of nonfiction sweeping and emotionally charged.The Horn Booka sweeping work of narrative nonfiction for adolescent readers.The Wall Street JournalA must have for high school classrooms and libraries Its the work of an author who has never jumped onto any trend wagon, but has instead followed his own keen intelligence toward a big, essential story.New York Journal of Books Anderson s not just parading the events of Shostakovichs life before the reader hes by the readers side, helping them to make sense of what they seeIts been a while since a book about Shostakovich impressed me this much Symphony for the City of the Dead is worth reading whatever your age.DSCH JournalFans of M.T Andersons National Book Award winning YA novel, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation Volume 1 and acclaimed dystopian novel Feed, will not be surprised at the brilliance of the writing and the meticulous research on display in this marvelous, compulsively readable biography of composer Dmitri Shostakovich and the great city that inspired his Seventh Symphony.The Buffalo News The Show National Geographic Symphony for Our World This unprecedented event pairs s stunning natural history footage with an original symphony composed by Bleeding Fingers Music, performed live a full orchestra and choir Driven five part composition, the show brings viewers from depths of 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    • Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
    • 4.2
    • 466
    • Hardcover
    • 464 pages
    • B015754S6O
    • M T Anderson
    • English
    • 18 February 2016

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