Music: Seven+een-Year-Old

Nazi Germany's record in music has been as shoofly as in the other arts: there are today more good German composers outside the Fatherland than in it. Not all the exiles are veterans. Last week a phenomenal 17-year-old popped up in Manhattan. His name : Lukas Foss. What made him pop was incidental music he had written for performances of The Tempest by children of arty, part-time King-Coit school.

Lukas Foss was born Lukas Fuchs, son of a Berlin lawyer and a painter. The Fosses, Jewish, went to Paris in 1933, where Lukas, who had...

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