Music: Disappointment

A grand piano is a commonplace, and it was curious how the great assembly in Carnegie Hall, Manhattan, stared at one last week as if the sleek, black, three-legged harp were some jungle animal. Some stared because they knew the secret of that sable instrument; others because their neighbors were staring. The latter had not read their programs:

"Mr. Lester Donahue, in his performance of Rachmaninov's C Minor Concerto, will play a piano to which have been added certain improvements in tone and pedal— the invention of Mr. John Hays Hammond Jr."...

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