January Records: SYMPHONIC, ETC.

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

Richard Strauss: Symphonic Domestica (Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting; Victor: 10 sides). Composer Strauss' at his most realistic, depicts the pleasures, worries and bickerings of his own family circle, manages even to reproduce the gurgle of the drain in the family bathtub. Judged as music pure & simple, it is one of his finest scores, given its first (and a brilliant) recording.

Paul Hindemith: String Quartet No. 3 (Coolidge Quartet; Victor: 6 sides). One of the few recorded examples of atonality,...

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