Music: The Madness of Perosi

Dispatches from Italy announce that Don Lorenzo Perosi, head of the Vatican Choir, has been judged insane by the Italian courts, and has been placed in the custody of his brother. This is the culmination of series of extraordinary episodes, which, curiously have found little space in the American press. Perosi ranks as the world's foremost composer of ecclesiastical music. While a young priest, his oratorios and pieces of ritual music attracted the enthusiasm of the highest church dignitaries. He became the friend and protege of several successive popes, was elevated to...

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