Music: The Tempo at 60: Prestissimo

Isaac Stern plays strings and pulls them with equal gusto

In his own variation of Parkinson's Law, Violinist Isaac Stern expands to fill any space available, even one as large as the city of Paris. There, for the past two months, an entire army of Sterns has been at large in the streets, salons and concert halls. Which was the real one? The celebrity glimpsed in a blue Mercedes limousine, racing to such appointments as a private tour of Versailles and a recital before President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing? Or was it the doppelgänger who...

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