Music: June Records

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

Symphonic, etc.

SIBELIUS: SYMPHONY No. 4, IN A MINOR: LEMMINKAÏNEN ZIEHT HEIMWARTS; INCIDENTAL MUSIC TO THE TEMPEST (London Philharmonic, Sir Thomas Beecham conducting; Victor: 14 sides). Volume 5 of the six-year-old Sibelius Society's definitive edition. The smoldering, cataclysmic Fourth Symphony is generally regarded as Sibelius' masterpiece, and Beecham's Londoners play it with devotion. Gaunt and enigmatic to those not familiar with Sibelius, it improves wonderfully with repeated hearings. The items that follow are lesser, lighter, more ingratiating. Neither is...

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