Music: Log Cabin Composer

Last week, for the first time this season, the New York Philharmonic Symphony played some music by a U. S. composer. For Conductor Otto Klemperer it was a matter of duty to give a hearing to native talent. For the man thus honored it was an opportunity to keep prominent company with Bach, Ravel, Brahms. The composer Conductor Klemperer picked was Roy Harris, whom admirers regard as the strong White Hope of modern U. S. music. Last week's offering was not Harris' most ambitious work but When Johnny Comes Marching Home, an eight-minute "American...

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