Music: Europe's Musicians

What has the war done to European musicians? It has sent them in great numbers to the U.S., but has stranded many of them, some willingly, some not, in the Nazi-held continent. The whereabouts of a few:

France. Once closely associated were Pianist Alfred Cortot, Violinist Jacques Thibaud, Cellist Pablo Casals. Today thin, aging Pianist Cortot is a member of the Vichy State Council, ranks as guardian of France's musical tradition. Although in recent years he has conducted more than he has played, he still gives piano concerts. Violinist Thibaud, for a time heartbroken...

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