Music: Taylor's Ibbetson

When Composer Joseph Deems Taylor collaborated with Poetess Edna St. Vincent Millay on the opera The King's Henchman in 1927, their work evoked such acclaim that Composer Taylor was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera to do another. First he worked on Heywood Broun's allegorical Candle Follows His Nose, dropped it, set to work on Elmer Rice's Pulitzer Prize-winning Street Scene. In November 1929, he shelved that, went into seclusion at his home eight miles from Stamford, Conn, for a third start. Last week he emerged,...

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