Music: September Records

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

Symphonic, etc.

CHOPIN: NOCTURNES (Arthur Rubinstein, pianist; Victor: 2 volumes, 22 sides). Though no towering musical architect, moody, consumptive 19th-Century Chopin still holds his place among the greatest of all lyric composers. Masterly playing by Pianist Rubinstein and excellent sound-reproduction make this first complete phonographic edition of the Nocturnes the month's most distinguished recording.

PROKOFIEFF: LIEUTENANT KITE SUITE (Boston Symphony, Sergei Koussevitzky conducting; Victor: 6 sides). To cover up a Tsar's error, obsequious Russian courtiers invented a hypothetical army officer named...

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