Music: Lost in Thought

Of all native opera, The King's Henchman shot with medieval Saxon moonbeams is the only one ever retained so long as three seasons in the repertoire of the Metropolitan Opera. The Henchman was sung again last week, and out poured another audience filled with that unique combination of patriotism, musical affection, and gratitude for amorous poetry in a language they can understand, which the Henchman was created to supply.

In last week's audience was slim, dark, tense Deems Taylor, who wrote the music. He was, of course, besieged and besought by questioners, because...

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