Music: Serkin's Second

A crowd packed Manhattan's Carnegie Hall one night last winter as it always did when Arturo Toscanini was leading the Philharmonic. A skinny young man in ill-fitting clothes and thick glasses came on to play two piano concertos. He looked unimpressive, shy as a rabbit. But before he had got through many bars everyone realized his extraordinary talent. When he finished the first concerto the audience clapped and cheered wildly. Toscanini stepped back among the musicians and applauded with them. Last week young John Barbirolli, 37, brought back young Bohemian-born Rudolf Serkin, 33,...

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