Music: Shove-Around

The announcement from NBC stated simply that "the return of Arturo Toscanini to the podium . . . has been postponed by the maestro." A year ago he had slipped in his bathtub and hurt his knee; this season, said the announcement, there had been a recurrence of the ailment. Fritz Reiner would conduct the first three concerts, beginning this week, and Toscanini's plans for the new season would be announced "at a later date."

Last week the trade was rocking with a different story. What was really keeping 83-year-old Arturo Toscanini from the...

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