Music: Two for the Price of One

In Philadelphia's Robin Hood Dell last week, Chilean-born Pianist Claudio Arrau set some kind of record: he played both of Johannes Brahms's monumental piano concertos, Nos. 1 & 2, the longest two in the standard piano repertoire, all on one program. The audience liked it fine, and so did the critics.*

Claudio Arrau (rhymes with allow), who does such things with authoritative aplomb, is a trim, dapper 43-year-old who looks like a fugitive from a Man of Distinction ad. He likes to wear maroon ties with matching handkerchief jutting out of his coat pocket....

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