MUSIC: A LAMENTABLE DEBUT

SHINE PIANIST DAVID HELFGOTT STRIKES THE WRONG NOTE AS HE EMBARKS ON A NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Astrologer Gillian Helfgott should thank her lucky stars. Her husband, the mentally skewed Australian pianist David Helfgott, whose story is told in the affecting movie Shine, has sold out his 11-city North American tour; Shine has received seven Oscar nominations; chaotic though it is, Helfgott's recording of Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto (the "Rach 3" of the movie) is a hot seller, and Love You to Bits and Pieces, Gillian's fuzzy-warm book about how she rescued this lost soul and lofted him to stardom, has 185,000 copies in print. "It's almost as if we've gone into orbit," says Gillian. It would seem...

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