N. Korea marks Mozart’s 250th birthday


Staunchly communist North Korea has made a rare embrace of Western culture recently by staging a Mozart concert in its capital Pyongyang.

“A concert was given at the Moranbong Theatre here to mark the 250th birth anniversary of (Wolfgang Amadeus) Mozart,” said the (North) Korean Central News Agency, monitored here.

“Put on the stage were the orchestra of “The Marriage of Figaro” piano concerto No. 23 and other music pieces of Mozart, who composed dozens of operas and symphonies and many other instrumental music and vocal songs, contributing to the development of Western music in the second half of the 18th century.”

The concert was performed by the communist country’s State Symphony Orchestra, the agency said.

“The orchestra successfully presented the peculiar attraction and diverse emotion of music pieces of Mozart through exquisite rendition and truthful representation,” the agency reported.


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