Music: Overture

A baton whisked into the air last week, cut a circle or two to release the sombre sounds of Schumann's Manfred overture and in Manhattan an important audience settled itself ecstatically to hear Arturo Toscanini conduct the season's first concert of the Philharmonic-Symphony. The occasion itself, anyone would have said, demanded more preliminary pomp. Long has the Philharmonic angled for an option on the services of Toscanini. Only this year has he come to begin the season and to conduct the major portion. But when last week his audience stood proudly to...

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