Some phonograph records are musical events. Each month TIME notes the noteworthy.
Stravinsky: Petrouchka (Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting; Victor: 8 sides). Stravinsky's 28-year-old epic about the lovelorn clown, still tops in modern ballet scores, gets its first complete (and a brilliant) recording.
Wagner: Die Walkure, Act 2 (Berlin State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, Bruno Seidler-Winkler and Bruno Walter conducting, with Lotte Lehmann, Marta Fuchs, Margaret Klose, Lauritz Melchoir and Hans Hotter; Victor: 20 sides). Austria's Anschluss in 1938 interrupted a magnificent recording of Die Walküre in the middle of the second act. Already completed were Sieglinde's scenes, sung by anti-Nazi...