Orchestras: How It Should Be Played

The Vienna Philharmonic is 125 years old this year, and so is the .New York Philharmonic. Last week at Man hattan's Philharmonic Hall, the festivities merged as New York began its fall season by vacating the stage to the Viennese. In the Green Room at intermis sion, New York's Leonard Bernstein (who guest-conducted Beethoven's Leonora Overture No. 3 at the concert) embraced Vienna's Karl Bohm and wondered aloud whether the two orches tras might not be brother or sister.

If they are, the family resemblance is faint. Although the Vienna Philharmonic responded...

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