Festivals: Diddlidong at Dartmouth

deeboop, "Diddlidong, sboop," dee, sang the tong, boopeepee-sweater-clad conductor to the orchestra. Then, raising his baton, he said: "Now — again?"

Frowning, the musicians tried again to make all the diddlidongs and sboops in German Composer Hans Werner Henze's In Memoriam: Die Weisse Rose sound the way the conductor said they should. And the conductor was in a position to know. It was Henze himself, rehearsing for the first of two concerts of his works last week in Hopkins Center on the campus of Dartmouth Col lege in Hanover, N.H.

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