Music: Virtuoso

They say Europe is effete. They say nothing can move sophisticated Europe. . . . Last week in the Salle Gaveau (Paris concert hall) a fair-haired little boy in a blue sailor suit put his violin under his chin and played Mozart. When he had finished he smiled simply at the big audience—smiled, and soon went on playing. He did not seem to notice that women were weeping, that men were looking at their waistcoat buttons. .After his last number, he could not help noticing that hats were flying up in the air,...

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