Music: The Orchestra Builder

When the applause thunders at the end of a Berlin Philharmonic concert, Conductor Herbert von Karajan is not eager to step to the podium. Instead, he prefers to stand among the strings, his head bowed, a faint smile on his face, indicating by an occasional gesture of his hand that the credit belongs to the men of his orchestra. The applause has thundered almost continuously for the Philharmonic during the four-week U.S.-Canadian tour that ends this week, and few who recall the Philharmonic's visit to the U.S. six years ago are deceived by Von...

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