It may be the actor John Abbott, who played the conductor in the film. The music, as you surmised, is conducted by Franz Waxman who apparently did not appear on screen.
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> On Aug 30, 2019, at 6:16 PM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> This is for anyone who has the 8-cd Oscar Levant set that Sony put out last year. Can anyone identify the conductor on page 43 of the book? It's certainly not Franz Waxman.
> Gary Galo
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> on that system nothing will be audible."
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