Composers: What's the Score?

In Cracow, so many people showed up that an additional performance had to be scheduled to accommodate the 10,000 ticket seekers. In Warsaw, one of the biggest crowds ever to pack National Philharmonic Hall cheered and clapped for ten minutes. In Venice's San Giorgio church, where applause is forbidden, clergy and audience alike burst into a spontaneous ovation that one priest excused as "homage our Lord would surely want us to pay." The acclaim was neither for a renowned solo ist nor an old master, but for the Passion and Death of...

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