Music: Richard Strauss

Olin Downes, music critic for the New York Times, made a point of attending the Richard Strauss Festspiele at Frankfort-am-Main the last days of August; and it was his chance to watch Composer-Conductor Richard Strauss, 63 & disgusted, roused to homely emotion. Critic Downes report reached print only last week.

Richard Strauss sat waiting to lead the Banda Municipala of Madrid in his Don Juan. The band's regular conductor, elderly short & stout Lamote de Grignon, stood in the theatre wings. Came a messenger to Herr Strauss, whispered that a street of...

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