Music: New Records, May 13, 1946

Prokofiev: Scythian Suite (Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Desire Defauw conducting; Victor, 6 sides), Piano Sonata No. 7 (Vladimir Horowitz; Victor, 4 sides). Two good and noisy pieces by Russia's greatest contemporary. The earlier Scythian Suite (composed for a Diaghilev ballet in 1914) comes out better than the recent (1942) Sonata. Both are recorded for the first time in the U.S. Performance: good.

Stravinsky: The Song of the Nightingale (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Goossens conducting; Victor, 5 sides). The Emperor of Japan's mechanical nightingale outsings the Emperor of China's live one, but breaks down in...

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