Music: Stokie v. Cuba

Like most good conductors, Leopold Stokowski has a temper. Once he held up a Montevideo concert for half an hour while ushers gathered up programs which said his real name was Stokes.* Once the silver-haired maestro walked out on the Mexico Symphony Orchestra after a fuss-&-feathers over an incomplete orchestration. Last week in Cuba, Stokie was in another skirmish with Latin Americans.

Stokowski, pleading other engagements, had refused a March invitation to guest-conduct the Havana Philharmonic. But then a Chilean impresario, Jorge Estradé, signed him up for a Havana concert in February with the same orchestra. In due time, Stokie arrived with...

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