Music: Duetting Cow

A philosophic cow which not only sings falsetto and bass but also performs duets with itself will next November join that operatic zoo which includes the lyrical Forest Bird and the Dragon Fafner in Wagner's Siegfried; the Cock in Rimsky- Korsakov's Coq d'Or and the Fishes in his Sadko; the Frog-Man in Respighi's Sunken Bell. This cow, it was announced last week, is a character in Jack and the Beanstalk, a new opera composed by Louis Gruenberg to the libretto of Author-Professor-Pianist John Erskine. First of a projected series of native U. S....

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