Music: Barrymore, the Composer

The Barrymore family has always been full of surprises. Grey, growling Lionel, 66 this week, has been etching for years well enough to exhibit with the New York Society of Etchers. Visiting musicians have found his musical conversation erudite. But not until this year did many people suspect that his musical hobby was anything more than hobbyesque.

The suspicion began to grow six weeks ago, however, when Fabien Sevitzky played Barrymore's Partita with the Indianapolis Symphony. And last week Eugene Ormandy led the Philadelphia Orchestra through a broadcast of Barrymore's In Memoriam, a...

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