Music: Lonely & Great

"Come with me to Heaven, but come on wings. Do not climb by a ladder." With this exhortation last week Conductor Arturo Toscanini rehearsed his Philharmonic-Symphony players through the great C Minor Symphony of Johannes Brahms. Tenderly, painstakingly, he molded every phrase and his men, as one, obeyed him. Magnificently he soared through the concluding chorale and even the stodgiest horn-player seemed to find the wings with which to follow. Then the little Italian called a pause, ate a bowl of soup with a raw egg in it before going on with...

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