Music: Coates's Hairy Ape

Coates's "Hairy Ape"

Back to the U. S. for his third season as guest conductor of Manhattan's Stadium Concerts last week came Albert Coates, conductor of London's Symphony. With him he brought Launcelot, his new symphony based on Arthurian legend. When questioned about it, Composer Coates answered newsmen brusquely, told them Launcelot was romantic in conception—therefore in the tradition of all true opera—that he had little sympathy with jazz, cacophony, dissonances, or other "modernistic" effects. Yes, he had been conducting in London, Berlin, Paris the past year; he was pleased with the...

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