Music: Goodbye to Pittsburgh

No matter how good the music was, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's trustees weren't willing to go deep into debt to pay for it. To get back in the black, they chopped three weeks off the coming season—even though the season was already barely long enough to keep many of the players going. Said Conductor Fritz Reiner, "I am willing to have my salary cut. I am not willing to have the orchestra cut." So last week he quit.

In his ten years in Pittsburgh, Hungarian-born Fritz Reiner's sharp tongue and stern baton won him more admirers than friends. But he gave Pittsburgh...

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