Music: Bernstein in Palestine

A concert soothed the savage breast of Jerusalem last week. Only a small percentage of the hundreds who besieged the big, bare movie house, Edison Hall, in the Holy City could get in. When the concert started, 15 minutes late, hundreds stood in the aisles and the passageways.

It was the first appearance in Palestine of Manhattan's brilliant young (28) Conductor Leonard Bernstein (TIME, Feb. 24), whose admirers have made him a kind of Sinatra of symphony. But he had never seen anything like this. Partly the ovation was Jewish pride in him: the audience...

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