Music: No More Debates

Something grim by Alban Berg, a new complexity by Stravinsky, something noisy out of the U. S. S. R.—any new composition out of the ordinary has titillated Philadelphians and Manhattanites when Leopold Stokowski shook his frizzy blond locks over it for the first time. Audiences did not always actually like the new music; but there was the exciting possibility of a new Stokowski gesture, a Stokowski gadget, a lot of Stokowskitalk. A typical performance was when, at a broadcast concert, he conducted in a glass booth, controlling the sound to his own...

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