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NZSO scores a success in recent music delving some of the world’s tragedies

By , 03/05/2014
The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs The spectre of a half-filled auditorium for a major NZSO concert featuring Gorecki’s famous symphony which had filled this same hall, and halls all over the world, through the 1990s, came as a shock. Though its first performances outside Poland in the 1980s were roundly abused by most critics, in a typical review, "simply adding to the decadent trash that encircled the true pinnacles of avant-gardism”... read more

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