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The Conductor

The Conductor (EPUB ebook – Main)

By Quigley, Sarah

A best-selling, compelling and evocatively realised novel based on real events and figures. It has now sold into eight different countries around the world. 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. But after Shostakovich and his family are forced to evacuate, only Karl Eliasberg - a shy and difficult man, conductor of the second-rate Radio Orchestra - and an assortment of musicians are left behind in Leningrad to face an unendurable winter and start rehearsing the finished score of Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony.
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ISBN 9781869795078
Published 26 Aug 2011
Publisher Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781869795078
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Random House New Zealand
Published 26 Aug 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Quigley, Sarah
Category Award Winning
Composers & Musicians
Literature: History & Criticism
Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
War Fiction
Second World War fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 300
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 823.2
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Shostakovich, Dmitrii Dmitrievich, Conductors (Music), Saint Petersburg (Russia) - History - Siege, 1941-1944, Symphonies, Eliasberg, Karl
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade