Milestones, Mar. 15, 1976

Died. Jean Martinon, 66, French composer-conductor who led orchestras around the world, including the Lamoureux Orchestra of Paris, the Israeli Philharmonic and, from 1963 to 1968, the Chicago Symphony, which finally replaced him with Georg Solti after disputes between Martinon's critics and supporters had plunged the orchestra into a state of near anarchy; after a long illness; in Paris. Martinon, who had trained as a violinist at the National Music Conservatory in the late 1920s, began conducting on short notice. In 1945, while on tour as a violinist, he was asked to take...

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