Music: Sibelius Radioed

Nearly two months ago the music of Jean Sibelius' Origin of Fire, carefully wrapped in two separate packages, was mailed by Leipzig Publishers Breitkopf & Haertel to Boston Symphony's Conductor Koussevitzky. Last week, with the U. S. premiere of the lamed Finn's work scheduled for immediate performance, Boston Symphony officials, still awaiting the appearance of one of the packages, telegraphed frantically to Leipzig. The publishers, equally frantic, located the only other copy in Europe, telephotoed it to Berlin, whence it was transmitted by radio facsimile to the U. S. Relieved Koussevitzky hired...

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