A Letter from the Publisher: May 5, 1986

TIME Music Writer and Critic Michael Walsh is constantly reminded that the scope of his job is "at least national, and often international." Indeed, the peripatetic Walsh, accompanied by New York Correspondent Dean Brelis, traveled to Moscow two weeks ago to write this week's cover story on Pianist and Returned Russian Exile Vladimir Horowitz. Since joining the magazine in 1981, Walsh has logged some 50,000 miles a year covering musical events and personalities. In the past 14 months he has visited San Francisco, Japan, London, Paris, Austria, West Germany--and even East Germany, for the opening of Dresden's restored Semper Opera House....

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