A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 8, 1973

To the accompaniment of four pages of color photographs, Associate Editor William Bender this week discusses a unique, and one of the oldest musical forms in the world, the exotic Peking Opera of Taiwan. The opera company's productions are a far cry from the works of George Gershwin, which Bender described in a page-long story in last week's issue. But such shifts in musical forms are routine for Bender who, as music editor since 1968, has written TIME cover stories on subjects ranging from the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar to Soprano Beverly...

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