The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on September 7, 1952 · 80
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IS A THE BOSTON SUNDAY flLfRK-SFrTKMIir.R 7. 19.-.2 Symphony's "Greeter" Says Einstein Good With Fiddle By CYRUS DURCIN When the liner Independence headed out of New York harbor for France the day before yesterday, one of her passengers was a man who for more than a generation has been a conspicuous figure in Boston's musical life. He is Boaz Tiller, contra-bassoonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, lately retired after 36 years of serv ice with that organization. Mr. riller'a Immediate plant are to Join hli Fre nch wife in tht little town of Hyere, close to Toulon on the road to Marseille. There ho will vacation lor a while and fct the rest he needs. But mimical Boston is saying only au revolr to him. not goodbye, tor we ahull ice him again. Don't worry. I ll be bark," aald Mr. rillrr aa I talked with him In hia apartment on the top floor of blork on Wtstland av. "I'm an American citizen, and anyway, you ran t get 42 years of life In the Vnlted titaire out of your blood. I ll be back. I haven't even aald 'goodby' to any of my friends. It makea me rrrvoua to do that." The room was filled with trunks and packing cases. The trunks shortly were to be collected for ahipment to tht Independence. The packing cases, containing Mr. ruler's enormous collection of autographs and other musical memorabilia, were headed for temporary shelter in a storage warehouse. In addition to being a practical musician, and man who has known virtually all the big musical figures of the past 35 years, he is also on of the foremost collectors of musical oddments. Just last Spring, when the Boston Sym phony was on tour In Zuror. I saw him several timea carrying back to train or hotel some newly-acquired treasure destined for an already huge collection. But it was, perhaps, ai unofficial greetcr for the Boston. Symphony Orchestra that Mr. Tiller was most widely known. A Hollander by birth and American by adoption, man who speaks and writes Dutch, German, French and English, and who can get along conversationally in Italian and Spanish as well, Boaz Tiller is a cosmopolitan. His Ufa long, he has been a man to get around. He has liked people and they have liked him. lor more than 30 year It waa Boas rillrr who would turn up at the Bark Bay atation, or a ship dork in New York, or a flying field, to welroma some visiting composer or player or singer whose KngUsh and experience of this country either were limited or non-existent. He would shepherd the visitor, make sure he waa happily and comfortably lodged, show blra the town, In , , , ...... r f ' . - - - f. f. jr V ( v ": . v'-, i .$ L . V." 1 j i - - n i BOAZ PUILLER-Thit photo wai mad when he played with the Crawford House Orchestra in 1931 troduro him around, and In general turn a professional engage mm! Into a pleasant visit In this guise, Mr. Tiller must have been known to hundreds of musical figures. He was always on me move, always carrying a cane and never wearing a hat. That last was in his case entirely correct, for with his ruRged face, surmounted by curly hair brushed straight back, his prominent nnse and his brisk manner, Boaz Tiller was still is! a spectacular character. He couldn't kern still for long, gram conaiated of a drama and a and you never could tell when he might euddenly get tin and be off. He ia aaid once to have begun a sentence in a Symphony Hall nftice, and to have flm.shed it alter he had boarded a itrect car out on Maxaarhuactta av. Mr. Tiller's career aa grerter began when Henri Rabaud was due to arrive as conductor of the Boston Symphony in the full of 1018. M. Riiubaud was known to be entirely unacquainted with Enclish. and so. at the request of manager wmiam if. Hrennan, Mr. Tiller was asked to meet the French conductor at Back Bay. Mr, filler who had known the soli-tary feeling of being alone in a strange country eagerly accepted. The result was that he became M. Rabaud's translator for that whole season. At that time Mr. Tiller had been a member of the Boston Symphony for two years. But let him tell the story: I arrived in the United States, Western, I went to a five-and-10 and bought an 'Indian' piece. I faked the whole mu.lcal accompaniment, but It went over well enough and I got paid 12.59 for that t Then I wanted to get back to New Orleans and get a regular Job there. The train ticket cost more than I hud. but the Dutch consul In St. Louis loanrd me five dollars, and back I went. After I had been in New Or leans a while. I returned to Holland for a few months, improved my nnanciai position, ana npcicir.1 i wanted to come to Boston. Vou must remember that the reputation of the Boston Symphony Orchestra was enormous in Europe and had been for years. A Job with the Boston Symphony was a taic cachet for any musician. "So to Boston I came. Mv first jod nere was piaymg cello in an and It was New Orleans, on the!"rch'5tr ' ,t,he 0.ld Thorndikc inn or November, 1910. I had come! , '' "'Z.'"1"" "r.:"'.""' over with my brother and hia wife. u,c2- w" ,n. JUi lntt to play in the orchestra of a a"nmer ot anotner jod playing French opera company. We spent J the Crawford Hotel in New three months in New Orleans. .ndHampsnlr. 1 returned there then went on tour. I had a disagree ment with the management, and leit in bt. Louis. There I was. stranded, and with but a few dollars in my pocket. "I couldn't get a job because I wasn't a member of the union. But a theatre manager did ask me if I could play the piano for silent movie, an) I aaid 'Vet.' I didn't have the) faintest idea of what to do, ao when I discovered the pro- So You're Going to Have a Party Sunday Brunch Starts Off Fall Season By ELIZABETH BERNKOPF and BERNICE ROMAN A Sunday brunch is a nice way to creep up on your entertaining .for the Fall season. It's a pleasant and easy meal, it can be served informally, buffet style like an English breakfast It can even take place on the porch, if you like, weather and space permitting. We like to knock the morning mists out of the air with a tomato juice and gin cocktail, very hot as to seasoning and icy cold as to temperature. It goes by the unlovely name of Bloody Mary, but we prefer to think of it as Rosy Dawn. The basic rule for two and nobody has ever been known to stop with one calls for a six ounce glass of tomato juice cocktail and an ounce to an ounce and a half of gin. To this is added the juice of a lemon, a teaspoon of Worcester-si-ire, the lavish use of salt and pepper, and a shake or two of To-bnsco. Put this into a pitcher with a whole glacier of ice, and stir until it's as cold as Greenland. Just a touch of something salt and crisp goes with these. We'd favor large stuffed olives, wrapped in bacon and served hot from the broiler. Now your guests will be ready and eager for a beautiful dish of scrambled eggs a la Kitz, Beat the eggs for this lightly with a little cream, salt and pepper, add a tablespoon or two of chopped chives, and cook them ever so slowly in a double boiler until they're creamy. Turn them on to a heated platter and surround them with sauted chicken livers. Ve hope you've discovered that you can buy these frozen, and they're delicious. We like them especially simmered in a combination of butter and chicken fat and very lightly seasoned. To go with this, we suggest a casserole of ocean fresh haddock in an herb flavored cream sauce, topped with buttered crumbs and grated American cheese. Steam your fish for this in just enough water to keep it from sticking, with an onion, a carrot, a sprig each of parsley and celery top, a bay leaf and a bit of thyme and. of course, the usual salt and pepper. Flake the fish when it is done, and use the broth as the basis of your cream sauce. It makes all the difference. Baked potatoes may or may not tyb ROSY DAWN STARTS BRUNCH I o EGGS THE RITZY WAY be added here, but hot. puffed up popovers will bring down the house. We really think they win the popularity contest in the hot bread division. Here's a never fail recipe for eight. You can double it with per lectiy good results. Have your oven going nt 450 degrees before you start. Mow beat three eggs well with a cup of milk, and nnur halt of this into a cup of flour that has been sifted with a quarter of a teaspoon of salt. Beat like mad. add the rest of the milk and eggs and a tablespoon of melted butter, and do more of the same. When it's as smooth as satin, fill sizzling hot and very well greased custard cups or muffin tins half full of the batter, bake for 15 minutes at 450 degrees, then turn the oven down to 325 degrees for SO minutes more. Serve these crisp and melting morsels with butter, honey, maple syrup and or your best preserves. For dessert, we give you an old fashioned German fruit kuchen that is superlative. We've streamlined the rule for modern usage. It's one of our most treasured recipes, and we hope you will try it and take it to your heart, too. For our brunch today, we are going to do plum and peach kuchen, although the variations you can play on this theme are endless. Here is the dough, which Is basic. Blend 3 cups of prepared biscuit mix with 6 tablespoons of sugar, cup of heavy cream and 3 table spoons melted butter. When this Is well mixed, pat it (fingers were made before forks) as thin as you can and this means very thin indeed, on the bottoms and sides of well greased cookie sheets or large pie plates. We favor the latter, as your kuchen can then come whole to the table. When your dough Is all pressed down, paint it with melted butter. Now take your plums (the small blue or red ones are best, cut in half and stoned) arrange them skin side down in even rows, sprinkle well all over with granulated sugar, dribble melted butter over all, and bake at 400 until the crust is crisrand the olums tender. For the peaches, we like to dust the buttered dough lightly with breadcrumbs before laying on the sucea iruit, and we think brown sugar is better, otherwise, proceed as before. That's all there is to It. and we hope you like it. Just one word more all kuchens are better served warm, and they call for lit' erally gallons of coffee. Dahlbcck Heads Control Group Due to the fact that recently elected Fres. Edward C. Hunt, for-morely of the West Foint Manufacturing Company, has transferred to New York, a special meeting of the directori of the Boston control of the Controllers' Institute of America has been held to make necessary changes among its officers for the coming year. At this meeting, Donald H. Dahlbcck, of the Reed-Prentice Corporation, who has been second vice president of the control, was elect ed president. Former Director Edgar R. Coddington, of the Sayles Finishing Coropation, was elected second vice president to replace Dahlback, and Francis J. Gibbons, of the Calumet and Hecla Copper Company, was appointed as a director to replace Coddington. r every Summer for the next 30 years. "In 1918 I had an opportunity to audition for Karl Muck, the conductor of the Boston Symphony. Evidently he thought I was a cellist only, for he was surprised when I said I wanted to play second or third bassoon. You see, at the Conservatory in The Hague where I studied, they always wanted a wind player to take up a string instrument, too, so In case of physical disability a man could fall back upon another position. I was both a cello and a bassoon player. "Dr. Muck accepted me, and I played third bassoon until Ticrrt Monteux came, when X shifted to contra-bassoon, which I have played in tht orchestra ever since." On of the ennrerta In which Boas rillrr participated waa heard by only a tew people, and yet It was fahulnua In Its way. That waa when he played erllo in a quartet who tint violin waa Albert tlnatrln, the famous mathematician. EinMrln was visiting I'rnf. Harlow Nhaplry In Cambridge and wanted to play qua-trts and other chamber mr-lc, Thry fot enough profruora, Including planet Edward Ballantlne, to provide all but the cello parts. For that, Mr. Tiller was sum-Dionrd. "He played well, with feeling and enitivity," recalls Mr. rillrr of Kirulclna capability with the fiddle. What most people do not know about is the generoua way in which Mr. Tiller has given his services to provide music, and through music some glimpse of a Dcttcr me, to people tn pnron. For yeara he regularly appeared with other musicians at the Women's Reformatory in Shcrborn, and several times at the Ctate .'rison in Charlestown. "We got one woman out of prison through music." savs Mr. Tiller. "But perhaps the strangest time was when we :ound ourselves playing with seven lifers at Charlestown. I couldn't resist the joke of aaying 'You fellows certainly have time enough to perfect your technic', which really gave them a laugh. One of them was quite a good violinist." Ceiling Time MUNICH (NANA) The latest In tlmeplecei Is an Innovation by a Munich professor who often suf fered from a slid neck. The learned Bavarian gentleman has built a clock on which, by pressing a button, a lamp is lit up and projects on the celling the aha do w at tht hour figures and the hands. With this gadget the professor dots not i nave to iurn nia una ia an wnii time it II. It carbon monoxide Is present In th Air in nrnnnrtlnn. ftf nni tn lOTn parts, human beinga will be pout oncd. HAND-MADE (DoBoNNET SHOES 1 ...or women with a flare for fashion Black or Brown Sued $995 Site. H II AAAA to C lovi-ll. it txua relented No. 161,150 eecend fleer 7 WEST $Ti Open Monday Evi, Tl. Llbtrly 2.0935 wavl i ' ' ' jLv s I 1 'J A t , '? W I tmm r TUB) A .i.j. :T ....,.:.-.: tja OSCAR E. RUDSTEN, president of Arnold & Company, Inc., has been appointed Chairman of Public Relations for the Boston Conference on Alcoholism it was announced by Judge Edward Morley, chairman of the Conference. The Conference will be held at John Hancock Hall Oct" 22. jy Keen Eyes . . . Fashion-Wise! It you need glasseg, you can buy them with full confidence t Kay's. For many yaart Kay's has been serving their friends and customers with tht finest quality glasses . . . 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