Music: Kleiber to Manhattan

Since the resignation in midwinter of Conductor Willem Mengelberg (TIME, Jan. 27, May 12), many conjectures have been made as to who would be chosen to lead Manhattan's Philharmonic-Symphony next year in collaboration with the Italians Arturo Toscanini and Bernardino Molinari. Last week the choice was announced: Erich Kleiber, Viennese director of the Berlin Staatsoper.

Kleiber is 39, young as established conductors go. His career since leaving the Vienna Conservatory and the University of Prague has taken him to Darmstadt, Barmen-Elberfeld, Diisseldorf and Mannheim, a post made famous by Metropolitan Opera...

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