Music: Migratory Conductors

Orchestra conductors, like the fork-tailed petrel, tend to be migratory in the spring. Among this season's notable migrations:

¶ As a replacement for the late Eduard van Beinum, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced the appointment of Hungarian-born Georg Solti, 47, now musical director of the excellent Frankfurt Opera. Solti has guest-conducted most major U.S. orchestras, built a reputation in Europe as a fine interpreter of Mozart and Wagner, next season will make his debut at the Metropolitan Opera conducting a revival of Tannhäuser. But his main enthusiasm, he has said, is symphonic...

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