Music: Dead End Kids' New Boss

With the air of the College of Cardinals electing a new Pope, the 32 members of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony's board of directors last week filed out of their board room in Manhattan's Steinway Hall and announced the new holder of the most prestigious post in U.S. music. The post—musical director and conductor of the New York Philharmonic—will be filled by a Dalmatian-born Pole, Artur Rodzinski, bushy-haired, gangling present conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra.

The Philharmonic's board hopes that Rodzinski will provide the solution of a problem that has vexed Manhattan critics and audiences for six years: how to make the Philharmonic...

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