Letters, Nov. 7, 1938

Koussevitzky, Toscanini Sirs:

I am astonished that TIME [Oct. 10] should have fallen for an old and, I believe, authentic Toscanini story and attributed it to Koussevitzky in connection with whom it simply doesn't make sense.


New York City

The "too late to abologize" anecdote (labeled in TIME'S story as probably apocryphal) has been told of more than one conductor, including Toscanini. But Toscanini is the most improbable choice. Reason: his English, at its coolest, is limited, expletive, disconnected. In a tantrum he invariably erupts molten Italian.—ED.



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