Music: Russian Temper

It is likely that Fyodor Chaliapin, famed Russian basso, Metropolitan star of the first magnitude, will not appear as soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra next season. Why not ? Because Serge Koussevitzky, the great Russian conductor, will lead the Bostonians.

Koussevitzky was conducting at the Paris Opera on the night of June 3. Chaliapin stalked out on the stage and took a deep breath for the first notes of his great aria. The eye of Fyodor met the eye of Serge. A glance of the eye was sufficient as Beau Brummell...

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