Music: Launcelot

Shaking his fists instead of a baton, teetering now on one long leg, now on the other, shaking his shaggy head, laboring mightily beneath the warm August moon, Composer-conducter Albert Coates of London one night last week conducted the world premiere of his new symphony, Launcelot, in Lewisohn Stadium, Manhattan.

To the sombre moaning of fiddles, melancholy piping of flutes and rumble of tympani a foredoomed Launcelot was born. Bells tolled faintly in the distance, harbingers of Woe. The scene changed abruptly. Seething with passion the Knight of the Lake invaded the...

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