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Join West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel as he reviews books from all walks of literature.

Book Review: Leningrad, Siege and Symphony

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When the musicians of Leningrad first performed Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony, their city was under siege by Nazi forces.  The players were unsure they could finish the piece without collapsing. All of Leningrad was famished and frozen. Author Brian Moynahan tells the compelling story of how Shostakovich's ode to Leningrad made it to the stage, despite all odds. Leningrad: Siege and Symphony highlights the need for beauty and art in difficult times. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

Nick Schenkel is the director of the West Lafayette Public Library, and reviews books from all walks of literature.
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