Not Your Everyday Y.A. Fare: Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

Not Your Everyday Y.A. Fare: Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
Not Your Everyday Y.A. Fare: Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

Not Your Everyday Y.A. Fare: Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

Legendary Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich wrote Symphony No. 7 as the Nazis were laying siege to his home town of Leningrad. Author MT Anderson takes a dive into that bleak chapter of world history in his first nonfiction book for young adults: “Symphony for the City of the Dead.” It’s an epic work that revolves around Shostakovich, the Soviets, and the Siege of Leningrad. (Deutsche Fotothek)