Music: Relief Men

In big league baseball, fans wait to see who is pitching before they lay their bets. With symphony orchestras, the man whom fans either cheer or boo is the conductor. Arturo Toscanini having finished 16 innings with the NBC Symphony Orchestra, a comparative rookie named Hans Wilhelm Steinberg stepped into the box last week, while veteran Bruno Walter sat by in the dugout, ready for action.

If Toscanini can be said to have any proteges, they are Erich Leinsdorf, newest of the Metropolitan Opera's conductors, and Hans Steinberg. An exile from Nazi Germany, Steinberg was conducting the Palestine Symphony when Toscanini visited...

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