Music: Iturbi Troubles

José Iturbi, swart, muscular pianist-conductor, began the 1936 U. S. summer music season with more engagements than any other hot-weather maestro (TIME, July 6). By last week, when the season was closing, Iturbi had made more news than any of his colleagues, less by able conducting than by magnificent exhibitions of Spanish spunk.

In Manhattan, where in July he played at the Lewisohn Stadium, José Iturbi brooded over the Spanish revolution, cried to newshawks, "Spain needs a strong man!" For that he was booed and picketed by the city's tireless and ubiquitous...

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