MUSIC: Finland's King

The deeply forested, lake-strewn country of Finland was celebrating a national festival. Every Finnish hamlet was gaily festooned and beflagged. Schoolchildren had the day off. Deputations from the provinces and from many foreign countries, converging on Helsingfors, the capital,, bore testimonials signed by many a foreign bigwig. At night the festivities culminated in a gigantic concert in the city's largest auditorium, with two symphony orchestras and a choir of 500 voices. There were 8,000 people in the audience. In places of honor sat President Svin-hufvud, Field Marshal Baron Mannerheim and the...

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