Music: Death of a Believer

Quietly, as on other Thursday evenings, the 94 musicians of the Chicago Symphony filed to their accustomed places before the aged, gold organ pipes of Orchestra Hall. Before them, on the small, railed conductor's platform, a score lay open on the familiar wooden music stand. But the platform remained empty. From one side of the stage Assistant Conductor Hans Lange led the orchestra, like a riderless steed, through the memorial music of a

Bach andante. Frederick Wilhelm August Stock, Chicago's grand old man of music, had died at 69 of a heart attack two days before.

For 38 years Stock, the son of...

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