Music: Touring Bostonians

On at least one proposition, music-loving Bostonians consistently cast a unanimous vote: their Boston Symphony Orchestra is the best in the world. Last summer, with the missionary spirit of Pilgrim Fathers, they dipped into pocket, sent the Boston's 102 instrumentalists, under Conductors Charles Munch and Pierre Monteux, on their first tour of darkest Europe—Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Paris (TIME, May 19, 1952).

This spring, their faith confirmed by a Europe obviously thronging with converts, they dug down again, sent the Boston on its first broad tour through the dark regions west of the Alleghenies.

Matter of Pride. Among the larger cities on the...

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