Music: October Records

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

Symphonic, etc.

Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor (Enrico Molinari, Mercedes Capsir, Enzo de Muro Lomanto and other artists, with orchestra and chorus from the La Scala Opera, Lorenzo Molajoli conducting; Columbia: 2 volumes, 26 sides). Most popular of all melodious old-time Italian operas, lustily performed by some of Italy's lustiest lilters. Judicious pruning has spared all the best bits. Highlight: Soprano Capsir's "Mad Scene."

Mozart: Don Giovanni (Glyndebourne Festival Opera Company, Fritz Busch conducting; Victor: 3 volumes, 46 sides). Though issued last...

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