The Lost Pianos of Siberia

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Siberia’s landscape has long been defined by its ice, its wind, and its darkness. But underneath the region’s bleak history and barren geography lives a rich and uniquely Siberian musical identity — piano culture. In her new book, journalist SOPHY ROBERTS journeyed throughout Siberia to unearth the region’s long history of piano music and the physical significance of the instruments themselves. She joins us to tell us what she learned.

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