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In 1917 the Boston Symphony declined to perform The Star-Spangled Banner

By July 3, 2019 February 22nd, 2020 No Comments

In 1917, the Boston Symphony declined to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” in concert— ushering in a brouhaha that led to the internment of its Swiss German music director, Karl Muck. Now Melissa D. Burrage has written a comprehensive history of the scandal.  (The New Yorker, 7/2/19)

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