Music: Barbirolli's Diploma

In the 18 concerts of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony which John Barbirolli, dynamic little Italo-French Londoner, has conducted since his debut last month (TIME, Nov. 16), Manhattanites have increasingly been impressed by his vigor, his sure musicianship, his catholicity as a program-arranger. Philharmonic-Symphony directors have been gratified by Conductor Barbirolli's "amazing'' pull at the box office. They had hired him as a freshman experiment, along with four other conductors for this season. Last week they voted him his diploma, hired him as the Philharmonic's full-time director and conductor for the next...

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