Band of Gold

The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the nation's prime dispensers of "music for musicians" — classical, romantic, modern. There never has been anything vulgar, anything jazzy, about it. The players' costumes, as is eminently proper, always match the programs in dignity and sobriety; they are invariably quite up to the requirements of what the man will wear. The expressions and attitudes of the musicians correspond; they exude gravity, dignity, devotion.

But the approach of Spring, and the happy dispersion of musico-financial troubles (TIME, April 21,...

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