Music: Lost Concerto

Heralded by an unprecedented hullabaloo of publicity, and greeted by a shower of critical ice water, Schumann's "lost" Violin Concerto finally had its U. S. premiere last week, when 20-year-old Yehudi Menuhin, former infant prodigy, appearing for his first New York recital in two seasons, played it in Manhattan's Carnegie Hall.

Schumann's score had actually never been lost at all. The romantic, mentally ailing composer had left the concerto to Violinist Joseph Joachim, whose will consigned it to remain unheard until the 100th anniversary of Schumann's death (TIME, Aug. 23). (Joachim considered...

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