Concerts: The Big Two

The Greeks had neither violins nor cellos, so it was not exactly as if Pan and Apollo had joined up on Olympus for a return engagement. But to many a Manhattan music lover, it seemed the next thing to it. It had been eight years since Violinist Jascha Heifetz, 63, retired from the concert stage, grumbling that "It requires the nerves of a bullfighter, the vitality of a woman who runs a nightclub, and the concentration of a Buddhist monk." It had been seven years since his fellow Russian, Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, 61,...

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