Music: In Manhattan

Winter 1933. Ninety musicians, having long since decided that they had only themselves, their fiddles and horns to help them through Depression, observed that they had given several concerts without much of any notice, that they were as likely to starve as ever, and that what they had better do was beg. So they begged Nikolai Sokoloff to take charge of them. This he was well able to do since he was about to become unemployed as a result of disagreements among the big hackers of the Cleveland Orchestra which he alone had...

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