Music: Three Who Add Up to One

The Beaux Arts Trio marks 25 years of collective virtuosity

"Remember Chicago?" asks Pianist Menahem Pressler. "The page-turner who couldn't read music? After only a few bars she turned the page. I turned it back. After a few more bars she turned it again. I turned it back again. Then when the right moment came—nothing."

Pressler looks over at Violinist Isadore Cohen and Cellist Bernard Green- house, who nod and chuckle. The three men, otherwise known as the Beaux Arts Trio, are reminiscing about their precarious years on tour. It is something they do with...

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