Music: Facile Musicians

Already this season having kept their time & wits to the visiting leadership of visiting Frit?, Busch, Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Arthur Rodzinski, Evgene Goossens, Maurice Ravel—the facile musicians of the New York Symphony Orchestra last week beat, blew & bowed to the conducting of Oskar Fried, guest from Berlin on his first conductorial visit to the U. S.

To him the symphony orchestra was his instrument, its players his keys, stops & treadles; and on them he pressed, shoved & stepped twice last week at a tempo & pressure that made, for example, his finale of Brahm's C Minor Symphony the fulminant of...

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