Music: Symphony Traffic

In Manhattan, the symphony season reached its winter peak, and Carnegie Hall resounded with fine music night after night. The resident New York Philharmonic-Symphony and the NBC Symphony gave their usual concerts. In addition, four major visiting orchestras came packing in within six days to fly their flags in the musical capital of the U.S.

The 91-man Pittsburgh Symphony led the parade. Under the baton of William Steinberg, and with Violinist Isaac Stern as soloist, the up & coming Pittsburgh gave a high-spirited performance featuring Gustav Mahler's First Symphony and Modernist Bela Bartok's Violin Concerto. Listeners and critics were especially impressed by...

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