International: Discord

The first harmony achieved by the Luxembourg quartet—when the Big Four at last agreed on something and awarded the tiny Italian communities of Briga and Tenda to France—sounded off-key to a man who had a perfect ear for music, but who was politically a little tone deaf.

In Milan, 79-year-old Arturo Toscanini, Wagnerian and symphonic conductor and renowned antiFascist, reacted to the news by canceling a benefit concert he was scheduled to give this week in Paris. Later he canceled a London engagement, offered to reimburse the Music, Art and Drama Society for its...

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