The lost pianos of Siberia

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New York : Grove Press, 2020.
9780802149282, 0802149286


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New York : Grove Press, 2020.
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433 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780802149282, 0802149286


Includes bibliographical references and index.
"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 travelled into this snow-bound wilderness in the first place is testament to acts of fortitude by governors, adventurers, and exiles. Siberian pianos have accompanied 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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Roberts, S. (2020). The lost pianos of Siberia . Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roberts, Sophy. 2020. The Lost Pianos of Siberia. Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roberts, Sophy. The Lost Pianos of Siberia Grove Press, 2020.

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Roberts, Sophy. The Lost Pianos of Siberia Grove Press, 2020.

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