Music: Cuffs of Coates

Arriving by air in Los Angeles last week for a series of eight concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, Albert Coates, famed English orchestra leader, delivered a note on his methods of conducting: "I find that by wearing huge white cuffs and using long sweeping motions, I am able to exact a greater sympathy and feeling from the musicians who are playing for me. . . . Musicians can follow shirt cuffs better than an almost invisible baton. . . ."


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