Music: February Records

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


Roy Harris: Chorale for String Sextet

(Kreiner Sextet; Victor: 2 sides). Oklahoma-born Composer Harris, once the enfant terrible of the Western prairies, here writes music with a cultivated British accent.

Gabriel Faure: Requiem (Chanteurs de Lyon and Trigintour Instrumental Lyonnais, E. Bourmauck, conducting, with Edouarde Commette, organist; Columbia: 10 sides). One of the profoundest works by a modern Frenchman. Beautifully performed.

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major (London Philharmonic, Felix Weingartner conducting; Columbia: 8 sides). Best recording to date...

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