Music: Last Man

Since last November conductors at the New York Philharmonic-Symphony have included an Englishman, a Russian, a Rumanian and a Mexican (TIME. Nov. 16). Last week.a Pole, Artur Rodzinski, stepped up to finish out the last eight weeks of a season which Philharmonic devotees consider has almost compensated by its variety for the absence of Maestro Arturo Toscanini. Next season, with John Barbirolli on the podium throughout, promises to be sound and satisfying but not eventful.

Conductor Rodzinski has made unusual progress since he arrived in the U. S. twelve years ago. In 1924 Leopold...

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