Music: Stalin's Anthem

The new nationalistic Soviet anthem (TIME, Jan. 3) was widely played in the U.S. last week. No sooner had the music been published in the U.S. press than U.S. orchestra leaders fell all over themselves to introduce it. Winner by a hair was apparently the CBS Report to the Nation program, which set its orchestraters to work the minute the Soviet piano score arrived, had the anthem on the air within 48 hours.

The new anthem was written by Red Army Chorus Leader Alexander Alexandrov at about the time of the Old Bolshevik purges...

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