Music: March Records

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

SYMPHONIC, ETC.

Mozart: Die Zauberflote (Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Thomas Beecham conducting, with Tiana Lemnitz. Erna Berger, Helge Roswaenge, Gerhard Hüsch and other artists; Victor: 2 volumes, 3-7 sides). The 18th-Century Masonic symbolism ol Mozart's great, quaint, rollicking fantasy-opera The Magic Flute is pretty vague to present-day audiences. But the music is some of the most beautiful Mozart wrote. Its first complete recording, less perfectly tooled but more spectacular than the Glyndebourne Don Giovanni (TIME, Oct. 3), is the record of the...

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