People: Mar. 16, 1981

Despite their longstanding friendship, Violin Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and famed Flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal have never played in concert together. But between rehearsals at Carnegie Hall for their separate performances on Gala of Stars, a public-television special airing this month, the two finally attempted a duet—a four-handed Flight of the Bumblebee on Rampal's 14-karat flute. "He's not too bad," said Rampal of his pal, though the performance was "not for musical purposes." Said Perlman, who just won four Grammy Awards: "We could have done better if I had been thinner. Then he could have gotten his arms around me and breezed through...

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