Milestones, Jan. 31, 1972

Died. Michael Rabin, 35, virtuoso violinist who dazzled millions of concertgoers on six continents; of a skull fracture from a fall in his Manhattan apartment. At the age of three, Rabin demonstrated that he had perfect pitch by plinking notes on the piano to correspond to any sound he heard. At 14, he made his recital debut at Carnegie Hall, launching his professional career with a flawless rendition of Wieniawski's Concerto No. 1. The next year came the first of his 84 appearances with the New York Philharmonic. The pressures of being a...

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