Music: Conductor's Comeback

A grave, hulking German came on to the stage at Carnegie Hall, Manhattan, last week, made a solemn bow and, turning around, flipped his coat tails in the face of a smart Philharmonic-Symphony audience. The gesture was not one of disrespect. German Bruno Walter was just preparing to sit down before a keyboard, to play the harpsichord part of Handel's G Minor Concerto for Strings, also to conduct the orchestra. Sometimes his right hand, sometimes his left, flew from the keyboard long enough to let his will...

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