Curiouser and curiouser are Leopold Stokowski's programs. Visiting Manhattan in the wake of the great, departing Toscanini, he led his Philadelphians—instrumentally the world's finest—through what many a critic pronounced "the poorest orchestral program of the year." Three U. S. works were introduced: Prelude to a Drama, by Sandor Harmati, conductor of the Omaha Orchestra; Study in Sonority (for 40 violins—title by Stokowski), by Wallingford Riegger, New York pedagog; Indian Dances, by Frederick Jacobi, of California.

To the dismay of sensitive folk and the delight of the pugnacious, the audience hissed, hissssed....

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