Brahms: Alto Rhapsodie, Three Lieder
(Marian Anderson, male chorus of the University of Pennsylvania Choral Society, the Philadelphia Orchestra with Eugene Ormandy conducting; Victor: 6 sides). The Rhapsodie, to gloomy verses by Goethe, nobly sung; the Lieder overdressed by orchestral accompaniment.
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B Flat (London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham conducting; Columbia: 7 sides). Best recording to date of a slight, charming work, written when the composer was 19.
Ferruccio Busoni: Two Sonatinas (Michael Zadora, pianist; Friends of Recorded Music*: 4 sides). Agreeable pieces by a composer whose fame rests...