Brahms reigned supreme. Two traditions, both long-haired, were submerged in service to his second symphony. Viennese-born, 67-year-old Rudolf Schwarz worked his arms rigorously, oblivious to what his hair was doing; it had fallen forward around his head and shook with every beat, behaving in the timeless manner of conductor hair.By MELINDA McCRACKEN5 min
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