Music: Master Mechanic

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One of the century's great composers makes his home in Hollywood—surrounded by the film colony, but no part of it. His presence sometimes makes film makers a little uneasy; maybe they're missing something. Every so often the word goes out to Igor Stravinsky—an austere, fastidious and independent little man—that a movie mogul wishes to see him.

One day Producer Sam Goldwyn, who buys only the best labels, summoned Stravinsky, and asked him to write the music for a picture on Russia. The conversation went something like this:

Goldwyn: How can you write...

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