Music: Symphony Season

His iron-grey hair flying, his firm jaws clenched, Conductor Artur Rodzinski mounted a podium in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center one day last week, and with a brisk downbeat of his baton started a new orchestra through its paces. He soon exclaimed: "Marvelous! The strings are fantastically fine. ... I doubt if there has ever been assembled anywhere, at any time, a new orchestra that promises so much for the future."

The new orchestra had 92 members, some of them seasoned players in National Broadcasting Co. orchestras, others newly hired from symphonies all over...

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