Music: Dazzling Don

New York Herald Tribune Music Critic Paul Henry Lang is noted for long, learned phrases, but in one of his reviews last week he was reduced to a simple, heartfelt "Whew!" Object of Lang's whewing: the finest Don Giovanni in recent memory, and probably the most all-round satisfying show yet mounted by General Manager Rudolf Bing at the Metropolitan Opera.

For four years Bing had been looking forward to the day when he could replace his creaking old Giovanni sets and spring the opera's boiling action loose from the Met's antiquated stage. Painter Eugene...

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