Music: Babylon to Harlem

Harlem's hotspots last week had 45 knowing visitors. The 45 were delegates to the American Musicological Society's first international congress, climaxing a strenuous six-day program in Manhattan. Such eminent musicologists as Yugoslavia's Dragan Plamenac, Denmark's Knud Jeppesen, Venezuela's Juan Lecuna, watched the Big Apple, the Lindy Hop, the Shag, drank what there was to drink. At the Savoy Ballroom, Bandmaster Erskine Hawkins swung Bach, Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C Minor in their honor. The bolder musicologists ventured gingerly out on the floor, soon got limber.

Before its Harlem junket, last week's congress had its fill...

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