Music: Season's Best

After tabbing up ballots from 700 critics and editors in the U.S. and Canada, Musical America handed out its annual honors for the season's best broadcasting musicians. Just as he had nearly every year since 1944, when the magazine made its first poll, 82-year-old Arturo Toscanini ran away with the show.

Toscanini was, said the critics (and for the sixth time), the best "regular symphony conductor": his performance of Verdi's A'ida (TIME, April' 4) was "the outstanding event of the year," and the National Broadcasting Go. (which has put Toscanini on the air for...

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