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Unhasu Orchestra, Pyongyang


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  1. thanks for the post! I wonder why those women were crying at mid-point though. Was it real crying or fake crying? Hmm…

    • Adam Cathcart says:

      Thanks, Elizabeth. I think they were crying because of the pathos at that point in the tone poem (my understanding is that the work under review here is a kind of orchestral tone-poem cum cantata for Kim Jong Il). What actually strikes me most is how little crying there is overall, as if everyone has gotten it out of their system and they are practically immediately content to relegate Kim Jong Il to the past, with his final portrait looking much like his dad.

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