Music: $ 1,000 Well Spent

Peter Mennin is a young U.S. composer who refuses to admit he is prolific, even though at 26 he has had four symphonies published and performed, has heard his Third and Fourth praised. When he is commended for his productivity, he points with humility to Mozart, who wrote his three greatest symphonies (Nos. 39, 40, 41) within ten weeks. But tall, mousy-mustached Composer Mennin does admit, "I work hard, very hard."

Last week, a Dallas audience had a chance to judge just how hard Pennsylvania-born Pete Mennin had been working since his Symphony No. 4 last spring. Picked by new Conductor Walter...

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