Conductors: A Tree Grows at Tanglewood

When Conductor Erich Leinsdorf arrived at Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony Orchestra this summer, he announced his plans in a gentle flurry of aphorisms. "Tanglewood is a tree with many branches," he has said in a typical comment on the bucolic Massachusetts festival. "You can't tell which will wither away and which will blossom." Last week, as the Tanglewood season closed to the music of rave reviews, the Tanglewood tree, well-watered at the roots, seemed to be blooming more richly than ever.

Festival Spirit. Tanglewood has been the Boston's summer home for 27...

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