Music: Transfusion

Less shouted about than Los Angeles' famed Hollywood Bowl summer concerts are the regular winter programs of Los Angeles' 20-year-old Philharmonic Orchestra. Golden Age of the Los Angeles Philharmonic was between 1919 and 1933, when the late copper tycoon William Andrews Clark Jr. lost $250,000 a year on it. When the cornucopia stopped flowing at Clark's death five years ago, a group of conservative Los Angeles socialites managed to keep his orchestra alive, but gave it less lavish rations. Proud were they of getting as permanent conductor world-famed Otto Klemperer. While the plump palms of Los Angeles' highty-tighty delighted to honor...

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