Music: Independent & Great

Rare among musicians is Pianist Artur Schnabel, the squareheaded little Austrian who refuses to publicize himself and chooses his programs to suit his own taste. To his manager's concern, Schnabel would play only Beethoven at his concerts last year. But when the box-office takings were reckoned he had proved to be an outstanding success of the season.

Beginning another U. S. tour, Schnabel played last week with the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted for the first time by towering Otto Klemperer.* The concerto was Beethoven's Emperor, a performance that Philadelphians will long remember for its masterly blend of power and tenderness. Mozart and Schubert...

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