Music: Sokoloff's Choice

When Nikolai Sokoloff conducts his Cleveland Orchestra in its annual Manhattan concert, he usually attracts attention by performing unusual music. In last week's concert Conductor Sokoloff seemed more than ever an apostle of the curious. Following Chabrier's Marche Joyenuse, he presented d'Indy's seldom-heard Jour d'Eté la Montagne, then three Manhattan premières—First Airphonic Suite for RCA Theremin* and Orchestra by Russian Joseph Schillinger; Overture to a Don Quixote by Jean Rivier, 33-year-old Parisian; and New Year's Eve in New York by Werner Janssen, 30, Manhattan jazz pianist and composer. Critics paid scant attention to the...

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