Music: Fiddling for Friends

Fiddling for Friends

Like a student cramming for an examination, Scientist Albert Einstein shut himself up in a room of Adolph Lewisohn's New York home one afternoon last week and practiced three hours on his violin. That evening Fiddler Einstein was to play in a concert for the benefit of his scientist friends in Berlin. Old Mr. Lewisohn made his servants tiptoe through the halls, kept mousey quiet himself, not once attempting to entertain his ever-so-important guest with the German folk-songs he dearly loves to sing.

Reporters were Einstein's chief worry. He was...

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