Violinist Sees No Prejudice Against Artists

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Samuel Dushkin, American violinist, returned yesterday aboard the S. S. Rotterdam from a nine-months’ joint concert tour of Europe with Igor Stravinsky, noted exponent of the modernistic trend in music.

He said that he would not appear professionally anywhere in America during the six weeks he intends to stay, but will visit his brother, Dr. Alexander Dushkin, executive director of the board of Jewish Education, Chicago.

Mr. Dushkin’s itinerary with Stravinsky included almost every country in Europe, with Germany the outstanding exception.

“Germany was out,” he laughed. Musical activity there, he added, was dead anyway.

Nowhere in his tour did he find any evidence of racial discrimination, Mr. Dushkin said.

“If anything, prejudice was in favor of the Jewish musical artist. It’s a fact, even though it’s strange. European audiences seem to be more keenly aware of the fact that the majority of our-greatest musical artists are Jews, and they don’t resent it at all. The truth is, Jewish artists are now supposed to have some extra qualities. They are very welcome.”

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