December 28, 1952

1952 REVIEW: New York, December – The election campaign and subsequent victory by Dwight Eisenhower as the first Republican president of the United States of America in 20 years, was seen as the greatest historical event in 1952 by the United Press (…). The news agency’s list of the year’s major events included the following: 1) Eisenhower’s nomination and election as president. 2) The USA had its first successful test of a hydrogen bomb. 3) The Korean War entered its third year, while talks for a truce were continuing and the enemy’s prisoners rebelling. 4) (…). 5) Elizabeth II is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain. 6) (…). 7) (…), 8) Iran cut off ties with Great Britain because of a dispute over petroleum. 9) (…). 10) King Farouk of Egypt was deposed. SALKOTAS: From a music review by Minos Dounias: «The Music Lovers’ Association of Greece, which was founded just recently, has several broad goals. The first successful concert held under its auspices, with works by Greek composers, was a valuable contribution to a general revival of cultural life that has been recently observed. (…) Skalkottas (…) is among the very few greats, and those who are better acquainted with his work will realize that the great Greek composer uses a language that is full of meaning (…).

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