Music: Not Enough!

For each of the 26 foreign cities on its eight-week grand tour, the Philadelphia Orchestra carried calling cards: presentation copies of the Declaration of Independence. And by last week the Philadelphians also carried a bale of rave notices. From London to Moscow, the pride of Philadelphia was the toast of Europe—an extraordinary experience even for a U.S. orchestra that has few peers anywhere in the world.

S.R.O. performances packed the concert halls in Britain and France, but the real fun began behind the Iron Curtain. At Bucharest's 1,000-seat Atheneum Hall, where temperatures hit 100°,...

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