Music: Wanted: A Patron

When a rich man or woman goes quietly for years about the business of subsidizing music, his philanthropy comes to be taken for granted. Manhattan three weeks ago heard with regret of the sudden passing of Harriet Bishop Lanier, relict of Banker James F. D. Lanier (Winslow, Lanier & Co.), who in 19 years gave nearly $1,000,000 toward the support of the Society of the Friends of Music. Fortnight ago people perfunctorily approved a memorial concert to Mrs. Lanier in which Conductor Artur Bodanzky presented the Actus Tragicus, Bach's mourning cantata. But last week musical people were startled. Unless another patron...

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