Music: New Permanents

Two major U.S. symphony orchestras, both without permanent conductors since stormy Artur Rodzinski left them, finally picked replacements last week.

It had been three years since Conductor Rodzinski quit the New York Philharmonic-Symphony after a fiery row with the directors (TIME, Feb. 17, 1947). The orchestra at first threatened to disintegrate under a series of guest conductors. But last year Leopold Stokowski and the Minneapolis Symphony's Greek-born Dimitri Mitropoulos, sharing most of the season under Bruno Walter as musical adviser, began to pull it together again.

This season the same team minus Walter...

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