Music: Russell Bennett's Notebook

On the radio last Sunday, a U. S. composer poked mild fun at a friend. The fun was some low viola chitchat in a string orchestra: a musical impression of the almost inaudible wit of Musicritic Robert A. Simon of The New Yorker. It was performed by special dispensation, the work of the first ASCAP man to return to the networks with his own tunes. The composer and conductor was lanky, ruddy, silvery-haired Robert Russell Bennett, back on the air in a WOR-Mutual program called Russell Bennett's Notebook (7 p.m. E. S. T.). The program has been allowed to return,...

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