Music: March Records

Some phonograph records are musical events. Each month TIME notes the noteworthy*


Tosca by Italian artists, the chorus of La Scala and the Milan Symphony, under Lorenzo Molajoli (Columbia, $21)—In-terruptions by an excited Italian claque are the only additions needed to make this Tosca sound completely realistic. All Conductor Molajoli's performances move at a swift, theatric pace.

/ Lombardi, Qualvolutta trascorrere and Attila, Te sol quest anima by Soprano Elisabeth Rethberg, Tenor Beniamino Gigli, Basso Ezio Pinza (Victor, $2.50)— A famed Metropolitan line-up sings early, rarely-heard Verdi.

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