Music: Philadelphia's Loss

At rehearsal one day last week Philadelphia Orchestramen wondered if Leopold Stokowski were ill. His mood was strangely nostalgic. Suddenly he interrupted the players, thanked them for helping him forget his many worldly troubles. That afternoon the meeting of the orchestra board was no scrappier than usual and directors went home with easy minds. But next morning when they picked up their newspapers, they read that Leopold Stokowski had resigned as conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

All Philadelphia was shocked. Stokowski had been there for 22 years....

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