Music: A Classical Woodstock

Five young string players stayed up all night in a Manhattan hotel room playing Schubert and Brahms, the grumbling of the management to no avail. The next morning, along with half a hundred others, they assembled at Carnegie Hall for a rehearsal with Conductor-Violinist Alexander ("Sasha") Schneider. "It's not warm enough," said Schneider after a few bars, and he was not referring to Carnegie's central heating. That afternoon, they were all downtown at The New School rehearsing chamber music. "Your pizzicato sounds terribly dry," complained Violinist Felix Galimir to a group in one...

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