Music: Garden's Camille

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One morning five years ago Mary Garden received in her sheaf of mail a note from a fledgling composer asking if he might play her some of his music. Such . notes usually go into Mary Garden's wastebasket. But this one appealed to her. With characteristic terseness she wrote the young man to come next day. The result of that audience was an opera called Camille, written by the young man after the story of Alexandre Dumas fils (as is Verdi's Traviata). The premiere was scheduled for this week at...

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