Music: Maestro's Furioso

No sooner had Leopold Stokowski patched up his squabble with the musicians and music lovers of Mexico City (TIME, June 5) than the National Broadcasting Company announced last week that it had fired him from his job as part-time conductor of the NBC Symphony. Behind the blow that knocked British-born, Irish-Pole Stokowski over Radio City's ropes was the fine Italian fist of his onetime pal, spry, bantamweight Arturo Toscanini, 77. The blow was the culmination of a friendship that has gone sour. Few maestros have held each other in such avowed mutual...

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