Music: No For An Answer

Marc Blitzstein is an earnest, nice-looking, pink-principled native of Philadelphia who was once a wonder-child at the piano, later studied composition under Nadia Boulanger and Arnold Schonberg. More than three years ago, Composer Blitzstein's opera about a steel strike, The Cradle Will Rock, was given a bleak but exciting Manhattan production, with the composer pounding a piano for lack of orchestral accompaniment. Last Sunday night, in Manhattan's Mecca Auditorium, another bleak Blitzstein opera had its opening, with the composer at the piano. No For An Answer, originally conceived as a $30,000 production, was...

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