Tag: World War II

  • The Sound of Fear

    The Sound of Fear

    Common idioms such as “seeing is believing” give our eyes the central role in our engagement with the world. But there is little doubt that listening plays a critical part in how we navigate and understand our environment. Historically, our ears, not eyes, revealed what lay beyond the light of the campfire. And importantly, our […]

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  • Sounds of Battle: Compositions That Defined the Wars of the Early 20th Century

    Sounds of Battle: Compositions That Defined the Wars of the Early 20th Century

    In 1942, half-starved and weak from war and lack of supplies, members of Leningrad’s Philharmonic Orchestra gathered in the midst of the looming threat of bombardment to pull off one of the most extraordinary musical feats of all time. The city had already endured almost a year of brutal siege by the German Army — […]

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