Music: Riviera Symphony

The fact that it was given on July 5th was not the only unusual feature of last week's Independence Day concert on the hangar deck of the carrier Independence off Cannes, The ship's jet engine noise absorbers were so effective that the music of the Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra had to be amplified. And the ventilators made such a racket that they had to be turned off, leaving Conductor Louis Frémaux and Guest Soprano Teresa Stich-Randall to dissolve in perspiration.

But the program, a bouillabaisse of Copland, Gershwin, Kern, Victor Herbert, Leonard Bernstein and...

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