Music: More Helen

More Heler

When the wealthy Juilliard Musical Foundation gave the Metropolitan Opera Company $50,000 last year John Erskine, president of Juilliard's Music School, made public a list of strings to the gift. One was that the Metropolitan should pay more attention to native talent (TIME, March 13, 1933). President Erskine had taken to writing opera librettos but the Metropolitan had already scheduled the Hanson-Stokes Merry Mount for its single native venture this season. It fell to the Juilliard School last week to present Helen Retires, on which Mr. Erskine collaborated with Composer George Antheil.

Helen Retires is a leftover from the onetime best-selling...

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