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Aging New York Piano Virtuoso Looks Back


The peaceful atmosphere in the Upper West Side apartment where 92-year-old Walter Hautzig plays his piano amid family photographs and framed honors is many worlds away from the pre-war Vienna where he grew up.  In 1938, when Hautzig was a 16-year-old prodigy when the Nazis took power in Austria.  Music was the boy’s only refuge. Adam Phillips has more.

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