Music: Pianist from Bow Bells

The wonder was that Carnegie Hall was even half-filled. Few U.S. music lovers had ever heard of an English pianist with the single-note name of "Solomon." But the few who had heard him play once in Manhattan ten years ago, or had heard him since on imported records, would never have missed the chance to hear him again.

Stocky Pianist Solomon walked briskly to the piano, bald head gleaming under the lights, bowed with almost perfunctory politeness, and sat down. For a full two minutes he peered with patient poise around the hall until...

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