Music: December Records

Some phonograph records are musical events. Each month TIME notes the noteworthy * Opera: Siegfried, by the London Symphony under Albert Coates and Robert Heger, the Berlin Staatsoper Orchestra under Leo Blech, the Vienna Staatsoper Orchestra under Karl Alwin and famed Wagnerian Singers (Victor, $15)—Tenor Lauritz Melchior, who looks like any fat boy when he sings Siegfried at Bayreuth and Manhattan's Metropolitan, proves an excellent phonograph artist. Contralto Maria Olszewska and Soprano Frida Leider, expert members of the Chicago Civic Opera, sing Erda and Briinnhilde. Die Meistersinger, the aria Wahn! Wahn! (Victor,...

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