Music: Shocked

Many musical people were shocked last week to hear that Georges Barrere has been blowing on a saxophone in the summer hills, especially those in the neighborhood of Woodstock, N. Y.

In the orchestral cave of the winds, Georges Barrere usually produces only the most refined and tender breezes—on the flute. Greatest is he of U. S. flautists. But he will gladly play the pagan saxophone if it amuses himself or others. For though he wears a beard, was longtime first flautist with the New York Symphony, has played the choicest music...

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