Music: Stokowski Translates

Oracles and angry gods submitted to a strange purpose last week in Philadelphia. They were the oracles and gods of ancient Greece which Sophocles told about in his Oedipus Rex 2,300 years ago. As of old they decreed and prophesied that Oedipus, son of Laius, would murder his father and marry his mother, Jocasta. They served also last week to provide the material for one of Conductor Leopold Stokowski's most ambitious flights into modernistic musical production: the first U. S. stage performances of the Oedipus...

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