European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 9 1968, Page 10

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - April 9, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseBy Mary Schurz a staff writer when Leopold Stokowski sets out tomake music he makes it even fit Means revamping the acoustics of a Hall the Felt forum of the new Madiso Square Garden in new York. When a concert Hall is built the first consideration should be acoustics the 85-year-old Maestro said during rehearsal break for his american sym phony an architect makes his plans and then when the Hall is built he begins to think about acoustics Stokowski explained. It is not a to fit the sleek new Hall also built for staging of athletic events to his music Stokowski called for the addition of Wood panelling behind and to the Side of the portable stage and baffling Over baffling will be tilted and retitled until it brings Forth just the sound Stokowski seeks from his Bass and cello Section which has been placed at thereat of the stage. The Maestro is no less exacting in putting Bis 100-member Youthful orchestra through its , please. Begin with up swung his Long Graceful hands which years ago abandoned a Baton inviting each Section to play. The hand never ceased motion throughout the hands clapped the music to a halt when Stokowski wished to Correct some thing. And they slammed the lectern when he was impatient. Occasionally one hand crept to his face to push Back a swirl of his White voice never broke into a shout. His words did t need , no. Thai s careless. You can read. Do it Finger to his please do not Bow together you spoilt if you the encouragement and the criticism came freely. And so did this explanation you have my sympathy. It must be very difficult because another conductor demands you play exactly what s written there. But i Don played the program Bach Beethoven Barber Schubert Rachmaninoff and Ravel. They repeated parts of Rachmaninoff and time ran you a photos by John Lindsay his voice never broke into a shout. His Twords did t need it. To no. Thais careless.9. A Finger to his Lis excellent.999 tuesday april 9, 1968 the stars and stripes Pago

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