Music: Add-a-Part

Many a music student or musical amateur has itched to play a part in a fine symphony orchestra or string quartet. To give such amateurs a chance to play in professional company, a Viennese violinist named Fritz Rothschild four years ago invented a new kind of phonograph record. With other able professionals, Rothschild recorded standard classical quartets and sonatas. Each record was made with one part missing. For violinists he made a violinless quartet, for cello players a cello-less one. By playing one of these records, the lone amateur violinist or cellist could...

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