Music: Bluebeard in Dallas

Ever since handsome young Hungarian-born Conductor Antal Dorati went to Dallas four years ago, he has labored to make his new countrymen conscious of one of his old: the late great Hungarian composer Bela Bartok. Season after season he pounded Bartok at Dallas—and Dallas music lovers had almost adopted Bartok as their own. Dorati would be leaving (to take Dimitri Mitropoulos' podium in Minneapolis next season-), but he had promised himself to do something that people would remember—and connect with the Dallas Symphony. He succeeded. On NBC's Orchestras of the Nation broadcast last week, Dorati conducted the U.S. premiere of Bartok's...

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