Pianist Arthur Schnabel and physicist Albert Einstein, who was a fairly good violinist, were playing a Mozart sonata. Einstein became hopelessly lost at one point. When they stopped, Schnabel asked, “Albert, can’t you count?”
(as posted by Tom Holzman on Violinist.com, March 12, 2005.)
this story is wrong.
more about einstein the violin player from the albert einstein archives.
Well, such are the ways of fun anecdotes on the forums… =) In fact, I think I’ve heard this story floating around with the names of other pianists inserted, too.
Thanks for the head’s up, Barbara! I’ll check out the Einstein Archives in a bit, and see what we can find….
And, here’s a heads-up for Barbara:
Anecdote (noun): A short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.