Music: An Oriental in Paris

Even in the steamy climate of Indo-China, the spark of music burns bright. For the better part of three decades, delicate, dark-haired Louise Nguyen Van Ty nursed hers in the environs of Saigon, finally coaxed it to the point where she thought it might ignite a cosmopolitan audience. This week, with Paris' noted Lamoureux Orchestra, she played the piano solo in her own La Fête du Têt.

The music, descriptive of the IndoChinese New Year's Day, savored strongly of the Orient, with moments of mysterious atmosphere, trombone blasts to describe a "menacing tiger," rumbling...

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