Music: Toscanini Back

An era of U. S. music seemed at an end last April when little old Arturo Toscanini left the New York Philharmonic and went home to Italy (TIME, May 11). The most beloved conductor living, he had worked with the Philharmonic for eleven seasons, taught it to play as perfectly as any orchestra in the world. But, at 69, Toscanini found continuous performances too great a strain. Thereafter he planned to conduct only occasionally, only in Europe.

Those who feared that the maestro's great days were over were soon undeceived. In August he set...

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