Music: Outdoor Sensation

Last week Nijinsky was in a Swiss insane asylum, Ida Rubinstein was aging in Paris, Léon Bakst was dead, but Michel Fokine was in Manhattan watching another Scheherazade which he had produced on ten days notice. Fokine's Scheherazade was the indoor sensation of Paris in 1910 and the outdoor sensation of New York in 1934. Jammed to capacity, Lewisohn Stadium seated 15,000, gave standing room to 2,000. Police reserves were called to handle a crowd of 10,000 who jostled outside the gates, were unable to get in. Quick to seize the advantages...

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