Music: Maestro v. Fascism

Most rugged individuals deplore Fascism without being able to do anything more about it. Not so one rugged individual named Arturo Toscanini. Last week, as the world and his wife cluck-clucked helplessly over Nazi activities in Austria (see p. 19) the bantamweight maestro got in a smart jab to his old enemy's musical midriff. Salzburg is in Austria, and since Maestro Toscanini has been conducting there (since 1934) in its annual summer festival, Salzburg has taken much of the tourist cake from, its Bavarian rival, Bayreuth. Last week Toscanini cabled from Manhattan that...

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