Music: Without Stokowski

Habitual listeners to the Philadelphia Orchestra, present at Carnegie Hall, Manhattan, for its first concert there this season, were shocked though not surprised to see, standing upon the conductor's stand, the unfamiliar figure of Fritz Reiner, leader of the Cincinnati Symphony. Though aware that famed Leopold Stokowski was taking a year's leave of absence, they had half expected to see the sharp and mobile curlicue of his conjuror's face, to be entertained by the hunch-ings and bendings of his thin black back, to listen to the superb and golden music which he has been able to coax from his musicians....

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