Music: Welcome to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh last week scored the musical coup of the season.

Conductorless ever since Fritz Reiner's angry resignation (TIME, March 8), Pittsburgh's Symphony Society had been borrowing any top conductors it could lay hands on to lead the orchestra, if only for a few concerts. There was one man in particular they wanted, and last week, when La Scala Milan's famed Victor de Sabata appeared for the first of four guest spots, Pittsburgh decided that a few brassy fanfares were called for. All of Manhattan's first-string critics were invited, and they accepted.

It certainly wasn't De Sabata's first program that lured the critics. There...

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