Music: Sonata in San Francisco

Violinist Joseph Szigeti was jubilant over the manuscript that had come to him from Soviet Russia. Said he: "When Prokofiev was the very bad boy of music, I pioneered for him, and he has never forgotten." Twenty-three years ago in Prague it was Szigeti who had started Prokofiev's masterful Violin Concerto No. 1 on its way to fame. Last week in San Francisco, Szigeti bowed and plucked his way through the U.S. première of Prokofiev's new Sonata in F.

Szigeti had been letting it "run through my head" for four months, but it was so knotty that he propped the score...

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