Music: Blue Ridge Beethoven

Lumber and cigarette paper? Yes. But good music is about the last thing travelers on U.S. Highway 64 would expect to find in the Blue Ridge town of Brevard, N.C. (pop. 3,000). Last week, nonetheless, with its Transylvania Music Camp in full swing for a fifth consecutive season, Brevard was momentarily the music capital of the South.

Some 200 students and teachers have been hard at work all month. The students, who come from 20 states, had paid about $250 tuition apiece for the six-week summer session; the teachers, many of whom play for northern symphony orchestras, got their expenses only. At...

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