Music: Return of Yehudi

In the careers of child prodigies the passing of a year may mean the loss of prodigiousness. Frail, ethereal qualities which appeal in the diminutive often seem puny when legs are longer. Hence last week the interest of a great Manhattan audience was tinged with fear as it flocked to hear Yehudi Menuhin, 12, in his first violin concert since his year abroad (TIME, Feb. 6, 1928; Jan, 7, 1929). Reluctantly many noted the inevitable change when he came on stage carrying a full-sized violin. The chubby legs were longer. The accustomed...

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