Music: New Records, Mar. 15, 1948

Bach: Magnificat (Blanche Thebom, mezzo-soprano, and other soloists with the RCA Victor Chorale and Orchestra, Robert Shaw conducting; Victor, 10 sides). St. Thomas's Church in Leipzig was not too happy about hiring Bach as cantor (there were two other men they would have preferred). But shortly after he took the job, Bach wrote this masterpiece for the church. Shaw's chorale has given it an impressive performance, though not all of the soloists are all they should be. Recording: good.

Brahms: Concerto No. I (Clifford Curzon, pianist, with the National Symphony Orchestra, Enrique Jorda...

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