Music: Wolle's Week

If John Frederick Wolle 50 years ago had decided to go to college instead of becoming a drugstore clerk in his home town of Bethlehem, Pa., there probably never would have been founded the famed Bach Festival which was repeated for the 25th time in Bethlehem last week. Fred Wolle chose the drugstore job because he thought it would leave him more time for music. He had learned the rudiments of the organ by himself in the old Moravian Church. It was mostly on his drugstore earnings that he began formal lessons with...

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