MUSIC: La Musique et la Politique

Amidst the happy tohu-bohu of the liberated Parisians, French musical culture began to be heard from. Most of the musicians, French and foreign, who had made Paris a prewar center of musical fashion had escaped into exile. Among those still in the U.S. were Composers Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud, Bohuslav Martinu, Conductor Pierre Monteux, Pianist Robert Casadesus, Piano Teacher Isidor Philipp.

Well ahead of the Nazi evacuation, Paris' wartime musical Führer, a thin, rather Goebbels-like German composer named Werner Egk, had packed his trunks and left in a hurry. Last week Egk's...

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