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Conductors: Salute from the Ranks

As any gourmet knows, the place to learn a chef's secrets is in his kitchen rather than at the table. Similarly, the place to understand a conductor's skills...

Music: The Perfectionist

(See Cover] The rehearsal was over; the guest conductor stepped down from the podium. Said Maestro Toscanini, who had been sitting quietly in a back seat...

Music: Underground Toscanini

Back in the 1950s, when Clyde J. Key was a high school student in Fort Towson, Okla., most of the kids looked up to musicians like Elvis Presley, Fats Domino...

Music: Tireless Toscanini

Arturo Toscanini remembers anniversaries. Last week, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brahms's death, he led his NBC Symphony Orchestra through an...

Music: Having a Wonderful Time

Right from the start of the NBC Symphony's first transcontinental tour, the maestro had seemed different. Instead of the usual dignified and photographer-shy...

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