Music: The Big Four

Brought there by subway and limousine, and bundled in worsted and furs, the public crowded into Manhattan's Carnegie Hall last week to hear a 72-year-old man play the piano. Artur Rubinstein was starting a marathon ten-concert series in which, as a gesture of gratitude to the public he "loves like a woman," he plans to unpack the most cherished contents of his "musical valise." The series will do more than demonstrate the impeccable artistry of the world's most legendary virtuoso. Like the late great Josef Hofmann's remarkable series of concerts in Petrograd,...

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