Music: Mexican Hayride

Mexico City may become the Western Hemisphere's musical capital. It has the money (tourist and refugee); it has the ambition; and it has an elaborate program.

It also has the critics: Mexico's music critics takes a dim and lofty view of music that U.S. critics accept with mild applause. Last month Conductor Leopold Stokowski, who is not accustomed to rough handling, got an abrasive going-over by Mexico City's music critics: he had the temerity to offer Mexicanos lush popular arrangements.

Said La Nación: Stokowski seems to have taken great trouble to satisfy the tastes...

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