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Musically this term is applied to (1) operas where the plot or characters are said to be ‘true to life’ (verismo) as distinct from remote. (2) The attitude which was required by the Communist party bureaucracy from Soviet Union composers, meaning that their mus. should be optimistic, easily comprehended, and ‘of the people’.

(1) operas where the plot or characters are said to be ‘true to life’ (verismo) as distinct from remote. (2) The attitude which was required by the Communist party bureaucracy from Soviet Union composers, meaning that their mus. should be optimistic, easily comprehended, and ‘of the people’

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