Last Winter Siegfried Wagner (TIME, Jan. 28), son of the most imperial figure in the musical life of the last generation, visited the U. S.. His mission was essentially identical with that of every British lecturer, Russian ex-noble, Italian banana-vendor, who breaks through the barriers at Ellis Island: first, the uplifting of American taste, and secondarily, the collection of a bankroll.

Siegfried's visit was eminently successful. He is now back in the town of Bayreuth, Bavaria, famed for the first presentations of the great Wagner-cycles....

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