Shostakovich's 7th Symphony(Leningrad Symphony)

  • Revolution in Russia begins

  • Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich born

  • St. Petersburg Renamed Petrograd

  • USSR Officially recognized

  • Petrograd renamed Leningrad

  • Hitler declared Chancellor of Germany

  • Period: to

    Great Terror Purge

  • Molotov-Ribbentrop pact

  • WWII begins

  • France falls

  • Germany begins invasion of USSR

    Operation Barbarossa
  • Shostakovich begins writing 7th symphony(Leningrad symphony)

  • Siege of Leningrad officially begins

  • First draft of first movement finished

  • Bombing of Leningrad begins

    Food stores destroyed
  • Radio announcement about Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony

  • Third movement finished

  • Shostakovich evacuated

    Shostakovich, his wife and two children evacuated, his mom and sister's family still trapped for several months
  • First defeat of German ground forces in WWII

  • Symphony finished

  • Leningrad Symphony premiered in Kuibyshev

  • Leningrad Symphony premiered in London

    One year anniversary of Operation Barbarossa
  • Leningrad Symphony premiered in U.S.

  • Leningrad Symphony premiered in Leningrad

    Date Hitler predicted taking over the city, considered a turning point in the war and the siege for the people in Leningrad
  • Siege of Leningrad officially broken

    872 days, longest siege in written history. Leningrad's population started at 2.5 million, ended at 575,00, with approximately 500,000 escaped and 1.5 million dead