Music: Philadelphia Discord

The Philadelphia Orchestra is threatened with dissolution; Conductor Leopold Stokowski is at his wits' end with grief and vexation.

The local Musicians' Union, through one Thomas Rivel, its president, has demanded a new minimum salary for the players, said to range between $75 and $85 per week. The union also wishes to prescribe the number of men who can be dropped by the management in any single season.

Arthur Judson, manager of the orchestra, has asserted that the financial terms suggested by the union would add a burden of no less than $100,000 per...

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