Stephen Walsh

Shostakovich, Leningrad, and the greatest story ever played

Brian Moynahan's Leningrad: Siege and Symphony brings together the story of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony and that of the siege of Leningrad to inspiring, heartbreaking effect

A Soviet soldier buys a ticket for the performance of the Seventh Symphony in Leningrad in August 1942 [Getty Images/iStock/Shutterstock/Alamy]

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