Music: Great Artist

A woman in the audience clapped so hard she lost the diamond out of her ring. The violinists of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra couldn't get backstage fast enough to congratulate the soloist. An almost unknown young French violinist, Ginette Neveu, had given a more flashing performance of Brahms's much-played Violin Concerto in D Major than Manhattan had heard in many a season.

Grandniece of the late famed French Organist Charles Marie Widor, Ginette learned fiddling from her violinist mother, gave her first concert with the Concerts Colonne in Paris when she was seven....

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