Music: Thanks, Fritz

The normally staid members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra laid a dress suit on the floor of their dressing room and pinned a label to it reading: "Farewell, European Tour—Thanks, Fritz." Then several players trampled across the suit. Reason for the musicians' fury: an announcement made to the orchestra a few minutes earlier by Conductor Fritz Reiner. "For your own good," Reiner told them, he had canceled the "awful tour" planned for the orchestra this summer by ANTA and the State Department. The players responded with hisses and boos.

The scheduled tour would have taken ten to twelve weeks, would have included...

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