Music: Wow Artist

What had come over Leopold Stokowski? It was as if Actor Maurice Evans had gradually altered his Hamlet to the style of Cinemactor Robert Taylor. At his first appearance with the NBC Symphony last week, fading Stokowski,* master of the symphonic wow technique, dealt confusion to many a musician under him, and many a critic behind him: Stokowski's increasing preoccupation with inflated, ear-tickling orchestral sonorities seemed to have got out of hand.

In earlier years, when he was building the Philadelphia Orchestra to one of the world's greatest, he made legitimate use of tonal...

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