Music: Beecham Back

Four years ago when Sir Thomas Beecham made his U. S. debut with Manhattan's Philharmonic Orchestra he conducted so vigorously that he popped a suspender. Last week he was back in Manhattan to lead the Philharmonic through the rest of its season in place of Arturo Toscanini, whose arm. although still lame, is improving. In a leisurely, almost halting fashion Sir Thomas took his first stand on a railed-in podium. He likes to walk about as he conducts. At rehearsal he had misjudged the width of his dais, fallen headlong among the first...

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