Evett, Robert
September 1952
New Republic;9/29/52, Vol. 127 Issue 13, p18
The article focuses on the history of American music. For some twenty-five years, it has been intimately connected with that of Yaddo, an institution at Saratoga Springs, New York which acts as an impersonal and generous patron to the several arts. At the festival Ben Weber's "Two Pieces for String Orchestra," show his own special approach to techniques and traditions of Viennese moderns. Only a few new works were introduced at the festival. Some, such as Howard Boatwright's orchestral "Variations," show that an overdose of the modern academy can hamper what may well be a considerable talent.


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