Music: Listen but Don't Look

When Russian-born Violinist Tossy Spivakovsky made San Francisco sit up and take notice a year ago with his blazing performance of Bela Bartok's Violin Concerto (TIME, Jan. 26, 1948), critics and music lovers wondered if he could keep up the pace. Fellow violinists said that Tossy had made the difficult Bartok concerto his own, but that playing the classic concertos might be a different story. Since then Tossy has proved that Bartok is just one well-done chapter in his concert book.

Since October, he has played in 56 U.S. cities and gotten rave notices...

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