Damrosch, in addition to his orchestral assertions, also spent a good deal of time authoring articles for the contemporary magazines of his day.
Bringing Symphony Into The Home
Better Homes and Gardens
"Good morning, my dear children!"
When this greeting came over the air from New York, one Friday morning, to a schoolroom in Ohio, …several of the fifty little children answered, almost unconsciously, "Good morning, Mr. Damrosch!".
Then followed a half-hour radio concert devoted this week to "Fun in Music.", the music being interspersed with humorous and friendly remarks. I could readily understand the great appeal of Walter Damrosch to the hearts of the American radio audience."
The Musical Aftermath of the Great War
"Composers may have been fired by the great incidents of the war, but it was literally impossible for the creative worker to get his mind down to things. In my own case, I found myself past fifty and rather unhappy because I was too old to get in line with the boys who went to the front; lint nevertheless I felt that I must make myself of service in some way. War monopolized me as it was monopolizing Americans of all classes. Good luck sent me to France in June, 1918, at the very height of the war. "
What Does the Public Really Want?"My five years' experience in planning radio programs has shown me that the public seems to like what I give it – and I give it only the best!"
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