Music: Are You a Windmill?

The young man on the podium was flogging the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra at a dead run through Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony when a handclap sounded from the raised platform at the rear. "Mr. Goldstein," said Conductor William Steinberg with icy politeness, "why are you in such a hurry? We do admire the playing of the orchestra, and we are surprised they can play all the notes, but we would rather listen to the music of Mendelssohn." The young man on the podium flushed, resumed at a slower tempo. Hour after hour, it went on that way last week while 19 fledgling...

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