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    DescriptionThe crackle of a tannoy breaks a pregnant silence...and for one moment, as the barrage of shell and artillery pauses, music washes over the city of Leningrad. The defiant symphony of Leningrad's famous son, the composer Shostakovich, infiltrates ruined homes and businesses, echoing in the empty streets, and, perhaps, even beyond the besieged walls to the very heart of the German forces. But this is not the story of Shostakovich. This is the story of a man caught in the white heat of obsession. A man who inspired an entire city, much less a ragged orchestra of half-starved musicians, to an act of resistance and hope in a time of war. Karl Eliasberg. The Conductor.


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    Title
    The Conductor
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah Quigley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 287 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781908800428
    ISBN 10: 1908800429
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FJMS
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000
    Libri: NEUS1210
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC014000
    DC23: 823.92
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FJMS
    Publisher
    Head of Zeus
    Imprint name
    Head of Zeus
    Publication date
    01 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sarah Quigley is a New Zealand-born novelist, poet and critic. She has a D.Phil. in Literature from the University of Oxford, and has won several awards for her writing. Since winning the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers Residency in 2000, Quigley has been based in Berlin.
    Review quote
    '[An] up-all-night page-turner... conveying the extraordinary life-saving properties of music, and hope' Observer. 'An extraordinary period of history brought into proximity by a daring novelist... Superbly imagined and brilliantly realised' Lloyd Jones. 'Deserves to be mentioned alongside Jane Smiley, Andrea Levy and Rose Tremai' Sunday Herald. 'Extraordinary ... a symphony on the power of love - the love of music, home, family, city... A triumph on every level' New Zealand Herald.