Music: Joyful Discovery

Joyful Discovery What is so rare as a young pianist who has a technique that approaches the heroic perfection of Horowitz? Nothing much. Many a youngster plays that well these days. The real find is the pianist who has the taste and intelligence to keep keyboard dexterity from turning into its own raison d'étre.

Such is Nelson Freire, 25. A total unknown in the U.S. only a year ago, Freire now ranks as one of the most exciting new pianists of this or any other age. Born in Boa Esperanca,...

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