Music: Texan from Hungary

When something goes wrong with rehearsals of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Antal Dorati doesn't take it out on the musicians. Instead, he is apt to tell them: "We'll take a five-minute break while I go give myself hell." He goes into his dressing room, kicks things around for a while, then comes back glowing. The treatment seems to be as efficacious for his musicians as it is for him.

Last week, Conductor Dorati had more cause than usual to kick the furniture. He had been brought to Manhattan to be music director of a new "World's Fair of Music." A 70-piece...

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