Man with Zal

Fifty-two years ago, a young pianist played his company best for the critical ears of a celebrated violinist. When he had finished, the violinist patted him on the shoulder, said: "You have talent. Work hard and you will go far." Pianist Artur Rubinstein was then six; his critic, Bronislaw Hubermann, was twelve.

The twelve-year-old was a wise prophet. In 40-odd years of concert touring, Artur Rubinstein has logged some 1½ million miles, and played for more people than any concert pianist in history. Last week in San Francisco, Rubinstein reached the end of his...

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