Music: Gone with the Wind

No one's appreciative words seemed quite adequate to the task. But the New York Times's Critic' Olin Downes tried. Toscanini's radio performance of Otello, he wrote,'was "a performance literally unsurpassable, or indeed to be equaled in the hearing of this generation. . . . Mr. Toscanini achieved a reading of this great score which represented the summit of his own interpretive powers. . . .

"When it was over, and the time for the hoopla and the recalls and all that had come, no one wanted to make very much noise, or had very much to say, or even looked his neighbor...

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