Music: New Permanents

Two high-ranking U.S. symphony orchestras, both without regular conductors for several years, picked permanent ones last week.

THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY, which has struggled along under guest conductors since Fritz Reiner left in a huff (TIME, March 8, 1948), chose a bustling German-born American: William Steinberg, 52, who has made a name for himself as leader of the Buffalo Philharmonic since 1945.

THE DETROIT SYMPHONY, reorganized last year (TIME, May 28), picked a Frenchman: Paul Paray, 65, longtime leader of the Concerts Colonne of Paris, who guest-conducted five concerts in Detroit early this season.


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