Music: Hero in Finland

In Finland, away from the world's musical spotlight, there lives a bald, rotund old man who with his music has won more respect than almost any other living composer. Finns idolize their Jean Sibelius, stamp and cheer when they hear his music expertly played. Last year they cheered Werner Janssen, son of the Manhattan restaurateur ("Janssen Wants to See You"). And because Sibelius praised him lavishly too, young Janssen was given a chance this winter to conduct the New York Philharmonic-Symphony.

Most Manhattan critics felt that he was too immature for so important a...

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