Music: Shock Waves in Moscow

"I tell you," said New York City Ballet's George Balanchine, "it's fantastic. Between us—our company and Stravinsky—we may bring about a change here that will influence the entire future of ballet and music.'' Few who sensed the shock waves of excitement in Russian intellectual circles last week doubted that Balanchine knew what he was talking about. The visits of U.S. instrumentalists such as Van Cliburn and Isaac Stern may have been more loudly acclaimed by the Russian man in the street. But it remained for Russia's two great expatriates —one of whom had...

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