Music: Youth, Age and Stokowski

Last week Leopold Stokowski—while setting out with an All-American Youth Orchestra to tour 45 cities in the U. S., Canada, Mexico—was mentioned as successor to international music's "Old Man" —Arturo Toscanini—at the baton of the great and costly NBC Symphony. The reason was that Maestro Toscanini, up to last week, had kept strictly mum about his future plans, and the NBC Symphony was badly in need of a great conductor.

Toscanini has agreed to conduct six concerts in Buenos Aires this summer, at the Teatro Colon, whose orchestra and operatic productions are South America's finest. Thus the Old Man is not too...

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