Music: Cutaway for Rosenstein

Long has the gateway to musical recognition been guarded by Influence and Wire-Pulling. The ambitious young U. S. artist used to be as dependent on the stroke of luck which would get him a beneficial hearing as he was on his ability. Comparatively recent is the contest system, whereby students of proven talent may hold their heads high, make dignified and independent debuts.

Conductor Frederick Stock of the Chicago Symphony last year inaugurated a contest which last month brought attention to Joseph Rosenstein, 19-year-old violinist. Because of the skill with which he played...

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