Letters, May 28, 1973

Tribute to Maestro Solti

Sir / Your article on Conductor Georg Solti [May 7] and the Chicago Symphony was just right. It was a romantic piece for a romantic orchestra.

(THE REV.) JOSEPH MATTERN

Marinette, Wis.

Sir / We Mahlerites are especially pleased with Sir Georg's interpretations of Mahler.

AVIK GILBOA

President Gustav Mahler Society Los Angeles

Sir / It appears that Maestro Solti in stabbing himself with his baton is perpetuating a tradition. It began with Jean Baptiste Lully, who, as an early ensemble conductor, clobbered his toe with the large cane he used...

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