Music: Great Finn

As native to Finland as its fjords and forests, its long dark winters and its northern lights is Composer Jean Julius Christian Sibelius. But not until last winter in Helsingfors did this aging national hero hear his music played exactly as he conceived it. Conductor of that extraordinary concert was a young U.S. citizen named Werner Janssen. Because the great Sibelius pronounced him great, Conductor Janssen got his chance last fortnight to lead the New York Philharmonic-Symphony (TIME, Nov. 19).

Werner Janssen could have had no higher recommendation. In the past ten years...

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