The sheep in centuries past audiences at symphony concerts were not afraid to act out their displeasure at works which offended them. In our time I have either attended or listened to hundreds of concerts and never have I heard an audience express even the mildest displeasure with any work. Have our musical artists improved to such an extent? Or is it the decay of courage, the inability of the mass mind to reach its own decisions? Not only in the world of music but in the other world? The next time you hear a symphony concert note the obedient applause, the death of the bluebird, the shading of the sun; the hooves of the horses from hell pounding on the barren ground of the human spirit.