Music: April Records

Some phonograph records are musical events. Each month TIME will note the noteworthy:*

Opera:

Pelléas et Mélisande by artists of the Paris Opera and Opera-Comique conducted by Piero Coppola (Victor, $10.50)—A surprisingly coherent recording of Debussy's elusive, misty music. Tenor Charles Panzera is an excellent Pelléas; Soprano Yvonne Brothier could learn much from Mary Garden, still greatest of Mélisandes.

Symphonic:

Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony by Willem Mengelberg and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra (Columbia, $10) —Tchaikovsky dedicated this symphony to Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck, the wealthy widow...

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