Music: Lulu in Boston

When Wozzeck was given in Philadelphia four winters ago, conventional operagoers shuddered at its dissonances, stamped Composer Alban Berg as a stark ultra-modernist who had little regard for beauty. Wozzeck's story was sordid. Its music was an enigma to many, though none denied its power. For six years in his home in Vienna, Composer Berg has been working on a second opera, Lulu. Boston had the first U. S. taste of it last week when Sergei Koussevitzky conducted five symphonic excerpts.

Lulu's story, hatched in the erotic mind of Playwright Frank Wedekind, is even...

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