Some phonograph records are musical events. Each month TIME notes the noteworthy.
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro (Laura Newell, harpist, John Wummer, flautist, Ralph McLane, clarinetist, the Stuyvesant String Quartet; Columbia: three sides). Elegant French fancy work, in its best needling to date. The harp and strings have been working the other side of the street, as the New Friends of Rhythm.
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (Sadler's Wells Orchestra, Constant Lambert conducting; Victor: six sides). Beautifully recorded excerpts, some new on discs, from one of the great classic ballets.
Tchaikovsky: Song Recital (Maria Kurenko, soprano; Victor: four sides).
Sad, rather redundantly Slavic collection, sung by...