Music: Music for the Gourmet

Thomas K. Scherman is a man who has given Manhattan's already rich musical menu an added fillip of flavor. Since 1947, his Little Orchestra Society (38 players) has been delving into the "terrific repertoire" of little-orchestra music, new & old, that rarely gets played by the big orchestras in Carnegie Hall.

Last week enterprising Tom Scherman, 34, was in the midst of his most ambitious and successful musical venture yet: concert versions of opera. He had experimented with concert opera before—Orfeo ed Euridice two years ago (TIME, March 14, 1949) and Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio last season. Abduction was such a...

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