Music: Rosenthal, the Wit

Equipped with, among other things, a mustache in no wise cropped short after the fashion of the day, but flowing in the largeness of the decade before last, Moriz Rosenthal played his first recital in New York. For half of a normal lifetime he has stood as a symbol of all-around pianistic mastery. And in his recital he displayed the prodigious technique that has become a tradition of him and he displayed as well an imposingly architectural interpretation of Liszt and Beethoven. But Rosenthal enjoys a distinction other than purely musical, that...

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