Music: Deep River

"A native opera in jazz, the music to be by W. Franke Harling, the words by Laurence Stallings, an original form, original context . . . ." so sketchily have run the announcements of Deep River (TIME, Feb. 1). But people, knowing the achievements of these men, have dared to predict more—a big, real work essentially American . . . opera revolutionized . . . jazz dignified, established. Was not this the Laurence Stallings of What Price Glory? of The Big Parade? Was not this the Franke Harling of A Light from St....

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