Festivals: Sweet Sounds in the Woods

"If musicians have a special paradise, it will be like this," remarked Japanese Cellist Ko Iwasaki as he gazed around a sunlit meadow. Pianist Rudolf Serkin was in animated conversation with Conductor Eugene Ormandy. Hungary's greatest living composer, Zoltán Kodály, 82, and his blonde wife Sarolta, 26, were talking over old times with Cellist Pablo Casals, 89, and his dark-haired wife Marta, 24. Under an oak tree Violinists Shmuel Ashkenasi (from Israel) and Charles Avsharian (from the U.S.) were playing a bridge game with Tenor Jon Humphrey (Robert Shaw Chorale soloist)...

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