Music: Revolution in Zagreb

Politically and economically, Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito likes to preserve his neutrality by playing East against West. But culturally, Yugoslavia has made her choice clear: freedom. The bold, abstract expressionism of Yugoslav painters has put them in the van of the avantgarde. Last week, during a week-long festival of international contemporary music in Zagreb, Yugoslav composers proved that they were as ready to accept far-out modernism as were their comrades at the easel. Sell-out audiences loudly approved.

The program made a pass at traditional music (an opera by Prokofiev, piano works by Debussy and...

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