The Berlin Philharmonic, under the direction of Herbert von Karajan, came to our shores in October to play eight concerts. The first four of these concerts were given in New York’s Carnegie Hall; the last four took place in an auditorium in Pasadena, California.

Orchestra touring is hardly a rarity today. American groups—notably the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony—regularly tour the United States, and circle the globe as well. Foreign orchestras too come here regularly. Already, during October and November, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, the Orchestre Philharmonique de France, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Turin, and the Polish Chamber Orchestra have appeared at Carnegie Hall. Indeed, so frequent is the phenomenon of the...


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