Music: Artur & the Dragons

The cartoon in the Chicago Sun showed Artur Rodzinski sailing high over the Chicago skyline astride a musical note. His grey mane streamed in the wind; one hand clutched a baton. Above his smiling face loomed a defiant caption: "I shall return."

That was ten years ago. Last week Conductor Rodzinski, 64, was back in Chicago for the first time since his abrupt dismissal as boss of the Chicago Symphony. He came this time at the invitation of the Chicago Lyric Opera to conduct three performances each of Tristan und Isolde and Boris Godunov. In the process he demonstrated much of...

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