Of all his many orchestras, how did Sir Georg feel about the Chicago Symphony and in what terms did he used to speak of them?

He spoke about them with enormous admiration. “They can do anything I ask them to do, technically and musically,” he used to say. They were the most fantastic ensemble and they fitted together so well that they were able to respond exactly to the music-making he wanted. They had, and still have, an extraordinary brilliance...

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