Music: Mid-Season

In Manhattan the winter music season was at its height, and a music lover with money for a couple of tickets could dazzle himself with his choices. If it was symphonies he cared for, he could take his pick of concerts by the New York Philharmonic-Symphony, the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic, a sensitive, if not great, new orchestra making its first tour of the U.S. under the conductorship of Serge Koussevitzky and Leonard Bernstein. In midweek, the New York Philharmonic offered a program specially tempting to musical conservatives:...

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