Music: Pianist Hailed

When Gina Bachauer made her U.S. piano debut in Manhattan's Town Hall last October, the hall was less than half full; few had ever heard of her. The New York Times gave the assignment to one of the low men on its critical totem pole. But Times Critic Harold Schonberg's glowing critique ("In the foremost ranks of pianists, male or female...transcendent technique...grand tradition of pianists") reported the first piano sensation of the season. Last week, when Gina Bachauer, 38, gave her second recital, the hall was packed.

Before an audience of the sternest judges—including the first-string critics this time—Bachauer...

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