Music: Conflict

In his chilly Wiesbaden home last week, Walter Gieseking, one of the five greatest living pianists,* huddled close to a small iron stove. He wrote a statement for the German press: "The German people may not understand what has happened in New York . . . They might think all America was demonstrating." But, in his opinion, "the demonstrators were only a small minority, just excited people . . ."

Pianist Gieseking was one of the last men in the world who could speak with certainty on U.S. attitudes. Where politics and art conflicted,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!