James Tobin wrote:
>My historical knowledge on this is sketchy also, but in the February
>2005 issue of Gramophone, Rob Cowan says that in 1936 Furtwaengler was
>invited to become Toscanini's successor at the New York Philharmonic (he
>had conducted there in the 1920's) but "local protests made him withdraw."
I am reminded of the protests against Karl Muck, conductor of the Boston
Symphony, at the time of the outbreak of the 1st World War.
I wonder what it might have been like back in 1941 if conductor Takashi
Asahina been considered for a post with an American orchestra.