Music: Bartok & Juilliard

Into Budapest streamed delegates from the Communist musical world to honor Hungary's late great Bela Bartok, once dismissed as a decadent "formalist," but restored to Red favor two years ago. The hit performers of last week's festival turned out to be not Communist musicians but a clutch of wandering Americans: Violinist Yehudi Menuhin and the men of the Juilliard String Quartet.

Menuhin, longtime Bartok specialist, opened the festival with the harsh and complex Sonata for Solo Violin. Menuhin let it be known that he will soon give the world premiere of a newly available...

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