Music: Stokowski's Natives

A Mexican Indian, a onetime cowboy and an Alabama Negro who used to be a bootblack composed the bulk of the music which Conductor Leopold Stokowski brought from Philadelphia to Manhattan one night last week. The fair-haired Stokowski was proving that his orchestra gives an occasional hearing to untried native composers.

The Mexican Indian was Manuel Ponce who contributed Chapultepec, a suave Frenchy picture of the cypress woods which surround the castle in Mexico City where the ill-fated Maximilian once lived. The cowboy was Harl McDonald, now a teacher at the University of Pennsylvania,...

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