A councillor in Poland’s third-largest city has tabled a formal inquiry as to why the Łódź Philharmonic Orchestra plays music by Russian composers. The head of the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party in the city council, Piotr Adamczyk is in particular concerned about music by Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergey Prokofiev. “Is it quite certain that the Łódź public want to listen to the music of one composer, namely D. Shostakovich and his peculiar pro-Soviet music », the obviously badly informed politician did ask.

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