Music: Zither Congress

Rochester, N. Y.. city of cameras and music, is the hotbed of U. S. zither playing. There last week the United Zither Players of America gathered for its Tenth National Congress and, proudly led by the Rochester Zither Club, climaxed a three-day meeting with a grand plinkety-plink concert. There are 100 zither players in Rochester, all of Teutonic origin.

The zither, a German-Austrian-Swiss folk instrument, is sometimes called "the mountain piano." A really good zither is a shallow box with 41 wire strings. Laid on the lap or a table, it is played by fingering with the left hand, plinking with a...

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