From The Publisher: Jul. 12, 1993

For his colleagues, the sight of Michael Walsh striding down the corridors of TIME's New York City offices can mean one of two things. Either there's a major new production imminent at the Metropolitan Opera. Or it's dealmaking time in his baseball Rotisserie league. Walsh, TIME's classical-music critic and author of this week's story on American orchestras, has been based in Munich, Germany, since 1989. But he keeps alive an impressive array of cross- cultural interests. Besides traveling the Continent to cover cultural matters for TIME International, Michael is finishing a book on the Nazi era; is midway through his first...

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