Music: Openings

Boston, according to a recent statement by Conductor Sergei Koussevitzky, "is the most esthetic and intellectual city in the U. S." Koussevitzky, according to the Bostonians who pack his concerts and pay him what he asks, is king of conductors. Hence last week in mutual admiration began the fifth season of the Koussevitzky administration, the forty-ninth since the symphony's founding by the late Major Henry Lee Higginson. New music played: a noisy and optimistic Prelude and Fugue, written by Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, a Bohemian-born Italian.

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