Music: Sadko

A few years ago half the U. S. was humming a teasing melody called "The Song of India." Many a wailing tenor and shrilling soprano delivered it in cinema-houses and on radio programs. Jazzmen syncopated it successfully. . . .

In the middle ages a proud port of trade was the free city of Novgorod, situated on Lake Ilmen in what is now Northern Russia, some 100 miles from Leningrad. Merchants there knew that they owed their prosperity to the singer Sadko, often told their children how he had made the River Volkhov...

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