Letters: Mar. 1, 1963

The Man & the Baton

Sir:

TIME deserves much credit for giving public recognition to the greatest orchestra and the greatest conductor in America: the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra and George Szell [Feb. 22].

As a native Clevelander, I am glad the rest of the nation could share such a penetrating insight into the group of which Cleveland is proudest.

MICHAEL STONE

New York City

Sir:

In 1946, I was a member of The New York Philharmonic, and after one rehearsal with Szell, who was guest-conducting at the time, I knew I had to work with him some day. When, two years later, Szell asked me to leave...

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