Music: Epoch

Two months ago the directors of the Philharmonic Society of New York announced what other orchestra supporters enviously called "the catch of the season"—slim, fiery, volatile Arturo Toscanini of Milan engaged for 1927-28. The Philharmonic had had Signer Toscanini often before but always as a guest conductor. Now he would conduct 41 concerts, be a "regular."

Last week Chairman Clarence H. Mackay of the Philharmonic directors capped good news with better. He announced "an epoch in the musical arts of this country — in the engagement of Signor Toscanini as a "regular" for four...

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