The death of Robert Kurka in 1957 ended a promising career on the verge of success
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A composer's early death does not preclude a lasting legacy; Mozart, Schubert and Chopin all died in their 30's, and Mendelssohn lived only to 41
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St. Petersburg Times Lean, plain-spoken, muscular, and often beautiful, [Kurka's 2nd Symphony] should be in every orchestra's playbook as an example of the best of American composition in the 20th century. In three succinct, skillfully crafted movements, we hear accessible, virile music that is food for head and heart. [A+] Judith Buhrman