Music: Boston

The East has taken a slap at the West. The People's Symphony Orchestra of Boston played the other day a piece by Saint-Saens entitled Hail California. This composition was written for the world's fair of 1915, and, existing only in manuscript, has been given heretofore nowhere else than in California. Presumably the Native Sons think highly of this music written in glorification of their state. The Bostonese, however, saluted Hail California as bad music. "The feeblest and least inspired piece of music written at full maturity by any modern composer of distinction."


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