Music: Mr. High & Mr. Low

Four-hand piano playing, as it is practiced by most amateurs, is a little like a doubles match with everyone serving at the same time. But when two good professional pianists take time to master the exacting technique of playing together at the same keyboard, the result is often music-making of high order. Last week Manhattan audiences had a chance to hear the best four-hand team since the late, famed Josef Lhevinne played with his wife Rosina. Occasion: a concert at Carnegie Hall by young Viennese Pianists Joerg Demus and Paul Badura-Skoda.

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