Music: Blazing Hit

"We had better luck than Nixon," said Conductor Leonard Bernstein, "but then he's in a different line of business. All we did was play music." The New York Philharmonic was completing a 38-concert, twelve-country tour of Latin America that lit a fire of good will from one end of the continent to the other. Back home this week. Conductors Bernstein and Dimitri Mitropoulos and the 107 members of the orchestra were to be hailed at New York's city hall for a job superbly done.

Bernstein had started out with a few doubts: "I was worried...

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