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The Lost Pianos of Siberia

The Lost Pianos of Siberia (Audio CD / Audio)

By Roberts, Sophy
Read by Bailey, Catherine

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Siberia's story is traditionally one of exiles, penal colonies, and unmarked graves. Yet there is another tale to tell.Dotted throughout this remote land are pianos?grand instruments created during the boom years of the nineteenth century, as well as humble, Soviet-made uprights ...that found their way into equally modest homes. They tell the story of how, ever since entering Russian culture under the westernizing influence of Catherine the Great, piano music has run through the country like blood.How these pianos traveled into this snow-bound wilderness in the first place is a testament to noble acts of fortitude by governors, adventurers, and exiles. Siberian pianos have accomplished extraordinary feats, from the instrument that Maria Volkonsky, wife of an exiled Decembrist revolutionary, used to spread music east of the Urals to those that brought reprieve to the Soviet Gulag. That these instruments might still exist in such a hostile landscape is remarkable. That they are still capable of making music in far-flung villages is nothing less than a miracle.The Lost Pianos of Siberia is largely a story of music in this fascinating place, following Roberts on a three-year adventure as she tracks a number of different instruments to find one whose history is definitively Siberian. Her journey reveals a desolate land inhabited by wild tigers and deeply shaped by its dark history, yet one that is also profoundly beautiful?and peppered with pianos.
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ISBN 9781662002342
Released NZ 24 Sep 2020
Publisher Dreamscape Media
Format Audio CD/Audio
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ISBN-13 9781662002342
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Publisher Dreamscape Media
Imprint Dreamscape Media
Released 24 Sep 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Roberts, Sophy
Read by Bailey, Catherine
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
History of Art
European History
Travel & Holiday Guides
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 140mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 295g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade