Music: Widow of Peterbero

Twenty-five years ago Composer Edward Alexander MacDowell, driven to distraction by city confusion and interruptions, made a dying request that his summer house in quiet Peterboro, N. H., be turned into a retreat for worthy creative artists. Last week Frederick Stock in Chicago, Sergei Koussevitzky in Boston, Leopold Stokowski in Philadelphia and Issay Dobrowen in Manhattan conducted MacDowell music, made him the only U. S. composer ever to have an anniversary so widely celebrated. Conductors in other cities have scheduled the romantic Indian Suite or the more vigorous Second Piano Concerto. Some...

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