Music: Klemperer in Los Angeles

If towering Otto Klemperer felt last spring that like Job he had been afflicted beyond reason, he must have been in good measure repaid when he walked on to the stage in the Los Angeles Auditorium last week and 5,000 Californians stood up to welcome him as conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra. Because he was a Jew, Conductor Klemperer was pommeled last spring by a band of Nazi youths.

Adolf Hitler repudiated his Berlin State Opera contract which had four more years to run (TIME, June 19). Fortunately for Klemperer and for...

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