Music: Still Does

Last week when Efrem Zimbalist appeared in Manhattan for the first time in two years, he played some of his own work, a G Minor sonata for violin and piano, a suite by Joseph Achron. Then he played the Glazunov Concerto in A Minor.

Made mindful of the past by this loud and lovely music, learned listeners recalled that it had been played in Manhattan for the first time 17 years ago. And that the violinist 17 years ago had been Zimbalist, then making his debut and playing the...