9780857524959

The Lost Pianos of Siberia

Sophy Roberts


Format:
ISBN: 9780857524959
Published: February 2020

Price: $32.99

Reserve

Reserve for home delivery or collection from your local Harry Hartog Shop.

Please note: We do not have home delivery available for our Maroochydore shop. Apologies for this inconvenience.

Condition: New

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, 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 - and where music reveals a deep humanity in the last place on earth you would expect to find it.

Details
  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9780857524959
  • Published: February 2020
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Width (mm): 153
  • Height (mm): 234
  • Depth (mm): 31
  • Weight (g): 577

AVAILABLE IN-STOCK *

This item is on the shelf at the following Harry Hartog shops. Please contact the shop to hold your copy.

* Availability and price subject to change at any time.