The Lost Pianos of Siberia, Sophy Roberts

£10.99

Author Sophy Roberts Published by Black Swan ISBN 9781784162849 EAN 9781784162849 Bic Code Cover Paperback

SKU: 9781784162849 Category: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Description

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 19th century, and 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 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 noble acts of fortitude by governors, adventurers and exiles. That stately 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. But this is Siberia, where people can endure the worst of the world.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “The Lost Pianos of Siberia, Sophy Roberts”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *