Music: The Glorious Instrument

(See Cover) In the gilt and white splendor of Carnegie Hall, the little ceremony seemed as homey as a washtub fiddle. "Old Buck eyes are as proud as can be of this fine, fine orchestra from Cleveland." announced the man from the Ohio Society of New York. "My gosh." answered the man from the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, "we're proud too." The Manhattan audience that had assembled for the first of the Cleveland Orchestra's current series of three New York concerts greeted this dialogue with faint, perfunctory applause. It was in no mood to...

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