Music: Philadelphia Scrapple

When a symphony orchestra has been slapped around by a heavyweight conductor for a few seasons, it gets very proud of its bumps and bruises. When the top-flight conductor resigns, and a bantamweight takes his place, the orchestra is apt to sulk. In the past few years two of the finest U. S. symphony orchestras have had this letdown: Manhattan's Philharmonic-Symphony (Toscanini to Barbirolli); the Philadelphia Orchestra (Stokowski to Eugene Ormandy). The Philharmonikers have kept a stiff upper lip, but the Philadelphians, after brooding and glooming for a whole season, last week broke...

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