Music: Movie Music

Victor Herbert, America's best known composer of music and the one without doubt best dowered with native talent, is conducting a cinema orchestra in Manhattan, the picture being Little Old New York. Herbert wrote the incidental music for the play. This is something of a novelty. And yet the music that goes with cinemas, frightful as it usually is, has an especial place and rather a distinguished place in esthetics. Nowhere is music so utterly necessary as in cinemas. Plays are set to music, but plays can be given without music. It...

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