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SHADOW SONG by Anita Morrish
UNITED STATES, August 8, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — All The Light We Cannot See meets Schindler’s List in Shadow Song, a gripping, heart-wrenching World War II tale of strength of will in even the most harrowing of circumstances. Based on accounts of those who were there, debut author Anita Morrish spins a story filled with adversity, perseverance and inspiration that begs the question: In the face of evil, how far would you go to do what is right?
It’s 1943, and although Mussolini has been dethroned and the Allies creep ever closer, the Third Reich still occupies and controls Italy. For the average citizen, every day is a deadly game of balance, as regardless of whether it’s the fascists or resistance you find yourself on the wrong side of, you might not live to play again.
As war rages across Italy, Rome’s inhabitants are ruled with an iron fist, placed under strict curfew and under constant surveillance. While some join the resistance, Francesca, a talented art student, finds work at Rome’s opera house. Unfortunately, even at this seeming refuge from the fear and violence, nothing is as it seems.
Meanwhile, Carlo, a doctor, returns unexpectedly to Rome, unable to escape his past. Unbeknownst to them, Francesca and Carlo’s destinies are irrevocably intertwined, and whether they like it or not, the pair will have to work together if they want to survive — for spies and rebels aren’t the only threats lurking in the city’s shadows.
Filled to the brim with evocative prose, immersive historical detail, characters that come to life and a gripping, unpredictable narrative, Shadow Song is, at its heart, a story that asks questions. What’s the difference between simply existing and truly thriving? What does it mean to set aside one’s personal desires for a cause greater than oneself? What is it really that makes us human? Morrish’s fresh, thought-provoking answers will have readers thinking long after the final page.
The book already is drawing heavy praise.
The Book Review Directory writes, “Shadow Song…will stay with the reader long after the book is finished. Anita Morrish’s story is filled with inspiration that people can act for what is right in the face of adversity and tragic circumstances. A must-read for lovers of World War II fiction.”
The Prairies Book Review calls it “a brilliant story of courage, resilience and love …Fans of historical drama will be enthralled.”
“This historical tale is a tapestry that weaves many threads,” says Lovereading.co.uk.
Shadow Song is available on Amazon and other popular retail outlets where books are sold.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anita Morrish graduated in Jurisprudence (Law) from Oxford University and went on to become a musician. She has spent a large amount of time in Rome, which is where she began to research and write Shadow Song. Her website natedea.co.uk contains more information, including articles and photos about Rome and the real-life background to Shadow Song.
Tesla Science Foundation awarded pianist and composer Marina Arsenijevic its highest honor the “Tesla Gold Spirit Award” on July 9th, 2022 in Philadelphia, USA.
NEW YORK, NY, USA, July 11, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The TESLA SCIENCE FOUNDATION has awarded composer and pianist Marina Arsenijevic its highest honor, the TESLA GOLD SPIRIT AWARD on July 9th, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA USA. The ceremony took place on the day of the 166th anniversary of Nikola Tesla’s birth. Tesla Science Foundation president Nikola Lonchar said “the virtuoso talent of Marina Arsenijevic through her composition TESLA RHAPSODY has added a new dimension in honoring Nikola Tesla to classical music lovers in every corner of the globe. She was the clear choice for receiving this award”.
ABOUT TESLA RHAPSODY: Marina’s TESLA RHAPSODY was released on April 15th worldwide exclusively through Apple and Amazon. It is the first major musical composition honoring the great Nikola Tesla. Since its release, it has achieved critical acclaim as a “tour de force” on classical radio stations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Europe, and South Africa. It is composed for solo piano and symphony orchestra combining elements of classical music, folklore, jazz and blues. It is a multilayered rhapsodic piano structure with distinguished melodies interwoven from Tesla’s heritage. The opening is inspired by Byzantine chants and church bells reflecting the sounds of Tesla’s childhood. This is augmented with elements of folklore from Tesla’s homeland. Since Tesla lived most of his adult life in New York City, TESLA RHAPSODY uses elements of jazz and blues with bitonal and bimodal episodes to reflect his busy and highly productive New York life. The structure of the composition is inspired by Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”. The piano texture is distinguished by “hidden” melodies in inner parts, dense polyphony, broken chords in open positions, and frequent pedals which contribute toward the static or ambivalent feel of the harmony. TESLA RHAPSODY concludes in a heroic crescendo reflecting the impact of the genius of Tesla on the world.
ABOUT MARINA ARSENIJEVIC (arson-nee-vitch): She is an international award-winning pianist and composer, star of the Emmy nominated Public Television program, MARINA AT WEST POINT: UNITY THROUGH DIVERSITY which has been broadcast to more than 170 million viewers with over 550 airings by PBS Stations across the United States. Marina created the program and performed with the 120-member joint ensemble of the West Point Band and West Point Glee Club. The Concert was recorded live at West Point’s historic Eisenhower Hall and has been broadcast for more than a decade through 2020.
Critics have described Marina as a “James Bond” beauty with a powerhouse technique that delivers an emotional punch like a “Balkan thunderbolt,” while her compositions have been described as “breathtakingly original” and “unique to the ear but familiar to the soul”. Marina has performed to enthusiastic audiences and standing ovations at major venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Symphony Center, the Toronto Center for the Arts, the Chicago Navy Pier, and many others throughout the country. Laura Bush and Cherie Blair (wife of the British Prime Minister) along with 2000 other guests were dazzled when Marina played her original arrangement of America the Beautiful at the annual First Lady’s Luncheon in Washington D.C.
Marina’s recordings of MOZART: MARINA and the ST. PETERSBURG SOLOISTS and CHOPIN: WALTZES became top-selling classical CDs in Central and Eastern Europe. Her album, MY BAKAN SOUL was a best-selling classical crossover CD in 11 European countries. Marina’s CDs have sold over one million copies world-wide. She was featured on 40 magazine covers and hundreds of television programs in Europe. She received the Yugoslavian “Oscar” for most popular musical artist in 1996. The following year, she was the first classical artist to cross all genres and receive the Yugoslavian Award for Most Popular All Media Personality. Marina is the recipient of numerous honors including the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor “for her outstanding achievements and humanitarian efforts in building bridges among diverse cultures and nations through her music”. She is considered a heroic icon in her homeland of Serbia where she received Serbia’s highest diplomatic honor, Knight of the Order of St. Sava for Diplomatic Pacifism.
Marina is currently composing music for theatre and concert stage commemorating the life of her fellow Serbian American, the renowned scientist Nikola Tesla. Her master work for piano and orchestra “TESLA RHAPSODY” will debut in 2022/2023 with orchestras in the United States and Europe. Marina enjoys a vast following on her social media with over 650,000 Instagram fans, more than 7 million views of her music videos on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/marinaarsenijevicofficial and according to TracMedia, she had over 170 million PBS TV viewers of her concert “Marina at West Point: Unity Through Diversity” which was broadcast for more than ten years.
ABOUT TESLA SCIENCE FOUNDATION (TSF): TSF is a non-profit organization dually based in Philadelphia, USA and Belgrade, Serbia with additional chapters all over the world. Its mission is to preserve the legacy of Nikola Tesla and his work. TSF hosts two public conferences per year scheduled on the days of Tesla’s birth and the last day of his life. Each year TSF recognizes one person for the Tesla Gold Spirit Award for outstanding achievements that have honored the legacy of Nikola Tesla from the fields of art, literature, film, music, science or education.
ABOUT NIKOLA TESLA: The numerous inventions of Nikola Tesla are recognized as pivotal to the major technological advances of both the 20th and 21st centuries. Albert Einstein acknowledged the significance of Tesla’s work in response to a reporter’s question. When asked about how it felt to be a real genius, Einstein without hesitation replied, “if you really want an answer to that question, then you have to ask Tesla.” The legacy of Nikola Tesla lives on through the continued application of his inventions even today. The name of Tesla (symbol T) has been memorialized by the entire scientific community since 1960 as a unit of magnetic field strength in the International System of Units. Today, his name has become even more universally known through the amazing success and popularity of the TESLA electric car and the efforts of our modern-day genius, Elon Musk.