Music: Clementi Revival

"Dolce, dolcissimo," begged Dr. Sergei Koussevitzky during rehearsal of his Boston Symphony Orchestra one day last week. "It is beautiful music, gentlemen, play it beautifully. . . . Give me the warm Italian sunshine, gentlemen." Three days later Conductor Koussevitzky and his men played this beautiful music so beautifully that a capacity audience in Symphony Hall came near breaking a house rule against applause between movements. What aroused their enthusiasm was the first U. S. performance of a major work by an almost forgotten 18th Century maestro, Muzio Clementi.

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