Some phonograph records are musical events. Each month TIME notes the noteworthy.†
Moussorgsky's A Night on the Bare Mountain by Philippe Gaubert and the —Paris Conservatory Orchestra (Columbia, 2 records, $2 ea.)—In three parts, this glittering, skirling fantasia fully reveals the mind which created Macbeth-like Boris Godounov. Bizet's Adagietto from L'Arlésienne Suite, on the back of the second disc, recorded by Willem Mengelberg and Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam.
Wagner's Tannhäuser-Overture and Venusberg Music (Victor, 3 records, $6.50). Called the "Paris Version" because in 1861...