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The Resource The Conductor, Sarah Quigley

The Conductor, Sarah Quigley

Label
The Conductor
Title
The Conductor
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Quigley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In June 1941, Nazi troops march on Leningrad and surround it. Hitler's plan is to shell, bomb, and starve the city into submission. Most of the cultural elite are evacuated early in the siege, but Dmitri Shostakovich, the most famous composer in Russia, stays on to defend his city, digging ditches and fire-watching. At night he composes a new work
Summary
June 1941: Nazi troops surround the city of Leningrad, planning to shell and starve its people into submission. The famous composer Shostakovich stays behind to defend his city. That winter the Party orders Karl Eliasberg, the shy, difficult conductor of a second-rate orchestra, to organize a performance of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony, a haunting, defiant new piece that will be relayed by loudspeakers to the front lines.
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
Award
Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award, 2012.
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10010384
Cataloging source
NZNB
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Quigley, Sarah
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Shostakovich, Dmitri橠Dmitrievich
  • 煬iasberg, Karl
  • Symphonies
  • Symphonies
  • Conductors (Music)
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Conductor, Sarah Quigley
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047278176
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
303 p.
Isbn
9781869795061
Label
The Conductor, Sarah Quigley
Publication
Control code
000047278176
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
303 p.
Isbn
9781869795061

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