Music: New Records, Jun. 4, 1945

The first real harvest of classics since Petrillo lifted his recording ban is only now reaching the market. Some of the June plums:

Mussorgsky: Boris Godunoff (Alexander Kipnis and Ilya Tamarin with the Victor Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Nicolai Berezowsky and Robert Shaw conducting; Victor, 10 sides). A great Russian opera becomes one of the great operatic recordings. Almost too carefully abridged, the album nevertheless keeps fine dramatic continuity. Kipnis' voice is monumental in the ominous clock scene and in the death finale. Performance and recording: excellent.

Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole (Nathan Milstein and...

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