Music: Chicago Cuts a Cake

The concert promoter in Chicago put it this way: "When I found out it was Hindemith's 50th birthday I said, 'Let's bring the guy here and cut up the cake out here.' I knew it wouldn't mean any cake at the box office but for heaven's sake he's one of the world's foremost musicians, and unless someone takes an interest in what he's doing the public will never know his work. What are we going to do, wait until his 150th anniversary to do a program? The guy won't be around."

Promoter Harry Zelzer had...

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