Music: Roistering Nights

Like the brief exciting taps with which a conductor, baton against score-stand, commands attention for solemn music, certain items rat-tatted in the press last week as follows:

Pietro Mascagni sailed for the U. S.

Roman music lovers saw in a sudden rapid shifting of Italian orchestra directors the coordinating influence of Mussolini from whose dictation not even Italian artists are exempt. Arturo Toscanini, for years illustriously inseparable from La Scala in Milan, will reputedly conduct this winter at Costanza Opera in Rome. At La Scala it is whispered that the baton of Bernardino...

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