Music: Conducting for Fun

When Efrem Zimbalist, aged 12, was the youngest member of a Russian opera orchestra, he won two rubles one day at rehearsal by taking a baton and conducting a score from memory. After a rich career as a violin virtuoso Efrem Zimbalist waved a baton again last week, not for rubles this time but to help the Russian singers who lately distinguished themselves in the Cleveland Orchestra's presentation of Lady Macbeth of Mzensk (TIME, Feb. 11)

The Russian singers who incorporated themselves last winter as "The Art of Musical Russia" chose Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin...

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