Music: Two-man Orchestra

Some U. S. symphony orchestras change conductors almost as rapidly as women change hat styles. Not so the 48-year-old Chicago Symphony. Its first conductor, the late Theodore Thomas, lasted 14 years. When he died in 1905, Chicagoans got a new one, a droop-mustached German named Frederick Stock. Him they have kept ever since.

Chicago music-lovers, remarkably constant in their devotion to Conductor Stock, are also remarkably devoted to the memory of Conductor Thomas. Every year since Conductor Thomas' death, a memorial concert has been held in his honor. Last week dignified 66-year-old Stock ambled...

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