Music: Furtw

Furtwängler Reinstated

Whether Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler swallowed his artistic conscience or whether Nazi Germany suddenly decided that it could dispense with him no longer, no one was willing to say last week. However the reconciliation came about, Germany's ablest musicmaker was back on the podium, leading the Berlin Philharmonic for an audience that roared its welcome for 25 minutes.

No mention was made of Paul Hindemith, Germany's most promising composer, for whose sake Furtwängler defied the Nazis four months ago (TIME, Dec. 24). Hindemith was boycotted then as a "cultural Bolshevist" who in...

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