Music: Funereal Premiere

As guest conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Polish Artur Rodzinski has shown himself a diversified program builder. Six weeks ago he promised New York a premiere of Polish Karol Szymanowski's latest work Harnasie. One night last week Harnasie was presented in Carnegie Hall. People who did not read the newspapers were startled to find black-bordered inserts in their programs, suggesting that the premiere be considered a memorial since Karol Szymanowski had died two days before.

Poland has had few eminent composers. Most people would be hard put to think of any beside...

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