Music: MIdwestern Heat

The U. S. orchestra season opens in three heats: Eastern orchestras first, Midwestern next, far Western last. Boston, Manhattan and Philadelphia were well embarked on their seasons last week when simultaneously in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Detroit four batons began cutting the air. Elderly, thickset Frederick Stock held the stick for Chicago, stalwart, British Eugene Goossens for Cincinnati, brisk Nikolai Sokoloff for Cleveland, quiet, slow-moving Ossip Gabrilowitsch for Detroit. The Midwestern conductors chose safe & sane courses last week, free from hazardous, modernistic hurdles.

Midwestern audiences, aware that they were fortunate to be hearing...

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