Music: Toscanini's Farewell

The word which musical Manhattan has dreaded all winter was finally spoken last week: This season will be Arturo Toscanini's last as conductor of the Philharmonic-Symphony, will mark the end of performances which have come nearest to perfection in present-day U. S. music. "With great regret," the Philharmonic directors made the announcement, adding: "After half a century of continuous conducting, the Maestro feels the necessity for a release from the great responsibility of presiding as musical director over a permanent orchestra."

Rumor of the resignation started last November when attention was called...

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