Music: Pianist Humby

In the midst of this week's heat wave, CBS gave a Sunday broadcast of music that was as distinguished, and as warmly unseasonal, as a boiled shirt. One of the world's half-dozen ablest conductors, England's goateed, salt-&-peppery Sir Thomas Beecham, struck up with the CBS Symphony. His tangiest item was a seldom-played piano concerto, the only one written by England's late, blind Frederick Delius, who once lived in Florida. At the keyboard in the concerto was a third Briton: pretty, blonde Betty Humby, 33, who has supported herself by expert piano-playing since she was a child of 12.

At 10, Betty Humby...

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