Music: Incubator

The late George Eastman, onetime office boy who founded, developed and headed the $177,000,000 Eastman Kodak Co., couldn't recognize a tune or tell one note from the next. But George Eastman wanted desperately to like music.

In 1918 white-haired Eastman founded a $17,000,000 school of music in Rochester. This huge establishment was somewhat grandiose for a town of Rochester's size, but the Eastman School of Music flourished, and is today counted one of the most important music conservatories in the U. S.

As director for their music school, Eastman's executives in 1924 picked a boyish, bearded, 28-year-old Nebraskan named Howard Hanson. Director Hanson's...

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