Music: Classical Records: Nov. 24, 1961

Broadway Pop Composer Vernon Duke (April in Paris, Taking a Chance on Love) is also a devoted composer of classical scores (Concerto for Cello and Orchestra) under his real name, Vladimir Dukelsky. When he found in 1947 that he was unable to get his own Third Symphony played, Duke-Dukelsky somehow began to fret about 18th and 19th century composers who had been overshadowed by the giants. The result: the Society for Forgotten Music, which is making a busy career of "resuscitating" and recording worthy but neglected classics.

"Just because Beethoven was better than his...

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