Music: Chopin Marathon

The marathon at Manhattan's Carnegie Hall was half over, and no one seemed to be tiring. By last week 2,760 seat-holders and 100 standees had heard half of the more than 170 piano compositions Chopin wrote; in another month of weekly recitals they will have heard just about all of them.

Presiding and performing at this one-course feast is 50-year-old Pianist Alexander Brailowsky, a small, lean Russian. Like another great Chopinist, Ignace Paderewski, Brailowsky studied in Vienna under Leschetizky, but it was not until he was already a box-office favorite in Paris that he got the idea of giving all of...

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