Body and Soul - Part 2: Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

Frank Conroy
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Part 2: Chapter 16 Summary

Claude visits Otto Levit's office one day to be informed that the famous violinist Aldo Frescobaldi needs a pianist to accompany him on a short tour. Frescobaldi's regular accompanist has broken his arm and there are a few concert dates to complete. Levit does not need to tell Claude the impact that performing with this maestro could have on Claude's career. Levit advises Claude on what to expect from the flamboyant Frescobaldi and Claude commits to doing his best.

Frescobaldi meets Claude in the studio at Mr. Weisfeld's store where the maestro puts Claude through some grueling exercises on pieces which Claude has not played for a long time. After a few hours, the two musicians eat lunch at an Italian restaurant to fuel the maestro's huge body and energy level. After lunch, Frescobaldi and Claude return to the music store...

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