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The Resource Symphony for the city of the dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the siege of Leningrad, M.T. Anderson, (sound recording)

Symphony for the city of the dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the siege of Leningrad, M.T. Anderson, (sound recording)

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
Contributor
Author
Issuing body
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In September of 1941, Adolf Hitler's Wehrmacht surrounded Leningrad in what was to become one of the longest and most destructive sieges in Western history... two and a half years of bombardment and starvation. More than a million citizens perished. Survivors recall corpses littering the frozen streets, the relatives of the dead having neither the means nor the strength to bury them. Desperate citizens burned books, furniture, and floorboards to keep warm; they ate family pets and, eventually, even one another to stay alive. Trapped between the Nazi invading force and the Soviet government itself was Dmitri Shostakovich, a composer who would write The Leningrad Symphony; a symphony that roused, rallied, eulogized, and commemorated his fellow citizens. This testament of courage was copied onto microfilm, driven across the Middle East, and flown over the deserts of North Africa to be performed in the United States; where it played a surprising role in strengthening the Grand Alliance against the Axis powers. 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. -- Provided by publisher, taken from container
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Anderson, M. T
Credits note
  • Tom Parks, Director
  • Ezra Bakker, Recording Engineer
  • Recorded by The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; Conducted by Vasily Petrenko
Dewey number
940.54/21721
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
D764.3 .L4
LC item number
A53 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by M. T. Anderson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Candlewick Press
  • Brilliance Audio (Firm)
Series statement
Candlewick Press on BrillianceAudio
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia)
  • Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich
  • Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich
  • Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Music
  • Composers
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adolescent
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Symphony for the city of the dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the siege of Leningrad, M.T. Anderson, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn907180530
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged edition.
Extent
8 sound discs (10 hrs., 20 mins.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781491588215
Isbn Type
(audio disc)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o907180530
  • (OCoLC)907180530
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Symphony for the city of the dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the siege of Leningrad, M.T. Anderson, (sound recording)
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn907180530
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged edition.
Extent
8 sound discs (10 hrs., 20 mins.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781491588215
Isbn Type
(audio disc)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o907180530
  • (OCoLC)907180530
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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