Orchestras last week continued to sound their season's first music:

In San Francisco, an ovation given conductor Alfred Hertz had the flavor of farewell. Recently ("because of a declining interest on the part of the public") he announced this season as his last. Already Bruno Walter is mentioned as possible successor.

In Los Angeles, Artur Rodzinski whose U. S. activities have heretofore been in Philadelphia, began as conductor of the Philharmonic.

In Manhattan, Artur Bodansky and the Friends of Music gave intelligent performance to Haydn's Seasons, a mellow, pastoral oratorio unheard in the U. S. for nearly 25 years. The evening before, the...

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