MUSIC: Pianist on Podium

A pudgy little man in a grey pullover sweater stepped up on the dais at the Philadelphia Academy of Music one day last week and. bracing his shaking knees, picked up a baton to rehearse the proud Philadelphia Orchestra. The players greeted him politely but on many a stony face was a look of dark suspicion. They were tired of guest conductors and this one was a pianist. But José Iturbi also used to be a boxer and he would not be glared down. He smiled a disarming smile and set the musicians...

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