Music: Europe's Finest

At the Edinburgh Festival, three famed fiddlers were unable to decide who should take which part in Vivaldi's Concerto for Three Violins last week, ended up by drawing lots. Isaac Stern and Yehudi Menuhin drew first and third. The second part went to Italy's Gioconda de Vito, 46, all but unknown in the U.S. but usually called Europe's No. 1 woman violinist.

Edinburgh has featured a three-century capsule history of violin music this year, so it was only fitting that Italy, home of the violin, should send Gioconda de Vito, along with the string-strong Rome Symphony Orchestra, the Virtuosi di Roma, and...

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