Music: Radio Instruction

If in a decade or two some honest historian should set himself to telling the story of the development of music in the U. S., no name will figure more prominently than that of Walter Damrosch. Today's sophisticates will differ perhaps. They will remember the Strauss of Mengelberg, the Debussy of Koussevitsky, the Bach of Stokowski, the Wagner of Toscanini; and in the fervor of appreciation of individual performances they will have forgotten the millions whose musical sense has been awakened by Damrosch. They will have forgotten that it was Damrosch who first...

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