Music: Buffie & the Baton

Mrs. Norman Buffum ("Buffie") Chandler, wife of Press Lord Norman Chandler (Los Angeles Times and Mirror) believes that there are "seven phases" in a woman's life: birth, childhood, adolescence, education, marriage, motherhood and community service. For more than a decade Buffie, now 59, has been in Phase 7 with formidable vigor. Picking a conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic has long been her prerogative, and she exercises it with the care, authority and sometimes the emotionalism of Queen Victoria choosing a Prime Minister. Her latest choice, Hungarian-born Georg Sold, last week did not act the way a proper musical prime minister...

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