Music: Marathon

In Baltimore, an aged pianist whose eyes looked out of caverns that fatigue had carved in his sombre face, struck up "Maryland, My Maryland." The chords strode across a half-empty Armory, coming faintly to the ears of a far younger musician, who sat in a chair thickly padded with blankets and thumped dully at another keyboard. These two—Professor Camillo Baucia, "champion marathon pianist of Europe," and B. G. Burt of Jamestown, N. Y., U. S. champion—had been playing continuously for over 52 hours. They had played all the tunes they knew; the...

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