Music: May Bugs & Spice

In his long and highly successful career as composer and conductor, the late Richard Strauss formed some sharply spiced opinions on music and musicians. Frequently he got a few on paper. Last week Western Europeans were chuckling over a selection of his articles, essays and open letters published by Zurich's Atlantis Verlag under the title Reflections and Reminiscences.

In some "Golden Rules for Conductors" the maestro admonished crustily: "Remember, you are not playing for your own fun, you are playing for the enjoyment of the audience . . . Never let the horns and...

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