Music: 45 Minutes in Mexico

Two young Manhattanites listened with growing interest as the fine Sinfonia India of Mexican Composer-Conductor Carlos Chávez boomed from their radio. Viviane Bertolami, a tall, dark-haired girl with a passing resemblance to Hedy Lamarr, was even more intent than her husband, Murray Kirkwood, an employee of I.T. & T. Before she married at 18, she had made her debut as a concert violinist; at 22, she had a child to think about, but she also wanted to pick up her career again. The Kirkwoods made "the decision of our lives." They would use their savings to commission a concerto for Viviane...

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