Music: Spring Rite

(See front cover) While Yaqui Indians performed their vernal rites in desert Arizona, and Christians the world over celebrated Easter Sunday (with fire from heaven at Jerusalem), Spring came to the people who follow music in Philadelphia and Manhattan and set them to discussing a musical event-of-the-year: the stage presentation, first in Philadelphia, then in Manhattan, of the most controversial composition; of the age, Igor Stravinsky's savage Sacre du Printemps (" Rite of Spring" ). Executors of the event were the League of Composers, prime promoters of modern music, and Conductor...

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