Music: Recital Mill

At Manhattan's Town Hall dour Wanda Landowska took her bow in a harpsichord recital which critics pronounced the finest tinkling of its kind. At Carnegie Hall a recital by dignified Pianist Egon Petri followed the recital of an indomitable U.S. lady violinist, Byrd Elliot, who perennially performs before an audience that would scarcely strain the capacity of an average front parlor. Baritone Yves Tinayre, accompanied by a troop of dramatic dancers, moaned the music of medieval French masters in a recital which one critic described as "constricted cooing."

These were only a starter. After them will come some 500 other artists—divas and...

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