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Composer: Kovacs, Bela (b. 1937)

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Year of birth1937
NationalityHungary
PeriodRomantic
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A near miss in Mozart's Requiem

Iván Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Although Ács Ákos gave an excellent performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, Iván Fischer's innovative Requiem didn't quite work.
***11
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Contemporary Music Venture at St Paul's Church, Bristol

Members of the Contemporary Music Venture; photo by Philippa Walker, University of Bristol
There was no doubt that for this concert, one had to enter the front door with a completely open mind. The aim of the Contemporary Music Venture is to promote contemporary music to a wider audience, in an hour and for free – an honourable challenge.This was set to be their first concert of the year.
***11
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