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The (1) Musical Trio

This happened about thirty years ago when George Enesco, the celebrated violinist, agreed to give lessons to the son of a Romanian gentleman though he didn’t have musical talent. Three years later the boy’s father insisted that the boy gave a public concert. Although Enesco feared the consequences, he arranged a recital in Paris. However, nobody bought a ticket since the soloist was unknown. «Then you must (2) him on the piano,» said the boy’s father, «and it will be a (3).» Enesco agreed reluctantly but before the concert he became nervous and (4) someone to turn the pages. In the audience was Alfred Cortot, the brilliant pianist, who (5) and made his way to the stage. Next morning the music critic of «Le Figaro» wrote about the recital: «The man whom we adore when he plays the violin played the piano. Another whom we adore when he plays the piano turned the pages. But the one who should have turned the pages, played the violin.»

#1.1) worse; 2) better; 3) worst; 4) best.

#2. 1) follow; 2) keep company; 3) play with; 4) accompany.

#3. 1) successful; 2) sellout; 3) pleasure; 4) fancy.

#4. 1) asked for; 2) asked about; 3) was asked for; 4) ordered.

#5. 1) raised; 2) stood; 3) trembled; 4) volunteered.

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