Music: Mr. B. and the Four Js

It is a grand office and a grand desk, as befits the head of one of the world's great opera companies, and at first glance the two objects near the telephone appear incongruous. One is a sign that reads THE BIG TONE. The other is an unopened can of Alpo dog food, a gift from his staff.

In fact they, more than the gilt and the grandeur, sum up the job and the personality of the man who holds it. Anthony Bliss is indeed the Big Tone, the general manager, ultimate authority on everything...

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