Music: Out in the Open

When Cellist Pablo Casals staged a Bach festival in the French Pyrenees town of Prades last year, he did not so much come out of retirement as invite others to join him in it. Last week, playing in the airy courtyard of Perpignan's 13th Century Palace of the Kings of Majorca, Casals was really out in the open. He made a 30-mile move from Prades to more accessible Perpignan; fellow musicians and some 2,000 music lovers made global pilgrimages to hear him.

Last year's festival honored Bach; this year's get-together was frankly in honor...

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