Music: Finnish Fiddler

In Philadelphia last fortnight a 13-year-old Finn, looking too tall for his bare knees and short pants, listened to Eugene Ormandy rehearsing the Philadelphia Orchestra in Jean Sibelius' surging Finlandia. Much moved, Finn Heimo Haitto (pronounced hay-moe high-toe) sat down and wrote his good friend Sibelius all about it. Last week the boy had more to tell the old composer. Again bare-kneed, and sailorcollared, Heimo Haitto tucked a Guarnerius fiddle under his beardless chin, made his bigtime U. S. debut with Ormandy and the orchestra in the plushy Academy of Music. Critics liked...

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