Music: Orchestras & Street Cars

Titles make a difference in such up & coming trades as undertaking, press-agenting, real estate, beautifying. Self-conscious pride has enriched the language with the fancy names "mortician," "public relations counsel," "realtor," "beautician." A profession which has never needed a prop to elegance and dignity is Music, yet last week there came a musician's lament. A letter to proud Conductor Leopold Stokowski of the Philadelphia Orchestra from sensitive Conductor Ossip Gabrilowitsch of the Detroit Symphony was published. Excerpt:

"In my opinion the word 'conductor' used in the English language for the...

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