Music: Children's Re-actions

"They are surprisingly critical—they may not know much about art but they know what they like." No irony, no derision, rather a compliment to his symphony audience was this paradoxical platitude, uttered patly last week by Ernest Henry Schelling, conductor the past season of the children's concerts of the Philharmonic Society. For months New York children had been watching & listening to tall Mr. Schelling explain familiarly the stories back of the music which his orchestra played for their edification. After each program they were asked to write down comments, such as children can make, in notebooks kept for the purpose.

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