Music: Stokowski & Shostakovich

Eugene Ormandy is regular conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra and last month signed a new five-year contract with it. But Leopold Stokowski is still its occasional conductor. Last week he was in Philadelphia for one of his brief stints on the podium. As always, he made news.

Feature of Stokowski's return was the first performance outside Russia of the sixth and latest symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich, at 34 the No. 1 Soviet composer. The Philadelphia Orchestra got first crack at No. 6 as it might have arranged for a ton of caviar: by negotiating with Amtorg Trading Corp., paying a fee so...

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