Music: Minnie Makes Sense

In upper Manhattan last week, 16,000 music lovers crowded into Lewisohn Stadium on opening night of the 32nd season of summer concerts. The weather, for once, was ideal, with stars atwinkle and cool breezes circulating. But, as usual, the fond fans had a few things to grumble about.

For one thing, the new $500,000 stage was not finished. Guest Conductor Fritz Reiner had had to rehearse while workmen hammered unsympathetically, and his program of Wagner, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff had its rough spots. The new amplification system had eliminated the echoes that concertgoers had...

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