Music: Delayed Performances

In the luggage of brilliant Pianist William Kapell when he died in a plane crash in 1953 was the only copy of an unperformed piano concerto. It was the work of Efrem Zimbalist, onetime concert violinist and now head of Philadelphia's Curtis Institute, who had given Kapell the score to study. For a time after the crash, Composer Zimbalist had no heart to return to the concerto, but eventually he rewrote it from memory. Last week the piece was played for the first time by the New Orleans Philharmonic, with Alexander Hilsberg conducting and 21-year-old Lee Luvisi as soloist. Zimbalist's Concerto...

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