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Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund 1954.153.51
The Cleveland writer Robert Bordner left an
intriguing account of a discussion that occurred
one evening at Sommer’s home in the Cuyahoga
Valley. Also present was Sommer’s close friend,
the poet Hart Crane. Their conversation indicates
Sommer’s desire to discover analogies between art
and music: “We had been listening to Bill’s Bach
records, and Bill was declaring he could SEE in
color the various movements of the music…. Crane
was fascinated and we got into whether poetry
could be heard in colors too.”
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