Music: Ladies in Philadelphia

Two thousand strong last week, ladies of the National Federation of Music Clubs marched on Philadelphia, gorged for seven full days on musical programs, musical talk. Their endurance seemed unlimited. Speeches ranged from the need of a fine arts minister in the President's Cabinet to a discussion of ancient Hebrew music. Singing went on constantly, thanks to amateur choristers. For special treats there were concerts by Tenor Giovanni Martinelli, Baritone Nelson Eddy, Violinist Albert Spalding, the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by José Iturbi.

Best deed of the week was when the Federated ladies conducted...

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