Music: Great Soloist

Recitals of chamber music are usually serious functions, attended by serious souls, with cultured dignity at heart. Generally there is only discreet applause; high enthusiasm is taboo, also encores.

But such rules and precedents are not made for masters; they are made by them, and may be broken by them at will. Last week Ignace Jan Paderewski appeared at Carnegie Hall, Manhattan, jointly with Efrem Zimbalist (violinist), Felix Salmond ('cellist) and Harold Bauer, "who turned the pages," in a performance of Beethoven's Trio in B-flat.

The audience rose, cheered, stamped, shouted, whistled, howled. They...

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