Music: Very Tonal Man

"One day it will be universally recognized that the white house in the Hollywood hills in which this Symphony was written, and which was regarded by some as an ivory tower, was just as close to the core of a world at war as the place where Picasso painted Guernica."

So ran the program notes for Igor Stravinsky's new symphony. The notes were written by the composer's close friend Ingolf Dahl, and approved by Stravinsky. Last week the new symphony had its world premiere in Manhattan, conducted by Stravinsky, a myopic, big-eared, little man...

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