Music: Homage to Stravinsky

When the tiny old man walked onstage, moving crabwise around the pianos, the members of the audience at Manhattan's Town Hall rose in a spontaneous ovation. Igor Stravinsky turned to face them, ducked his head with a shy smile, the light tilting off his glasses. Then he stepped up on the podium to receive a different kind of ovation from four of the U.S.'s leading practitioners of his own art: Composers Lukas Foss, 37, Aaron Copland, 59, Roger Sessions, 62, Samuel Barber, 49. Seated at four grand pianos, two on each side of the stage, the four were assembled to play...

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