Music: January Records

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

Opera:

AÏDA, made in Italy by Italian singers, the Scala Chorus and the Milan Symphony under Conductor Lorenzo Molajoli

(Columbia, $27*)—Eighteen excellent double-face records with arias, choruses and ballet complete. Soprano Giannina Aranji-Lombardi null and Tenor Arnoldo Lindi (Radames) are among Italy's best.

AIDA, PUR TI RIVEGGO and LATRA FORESTI VERGINI (Victor, $2.50)—For those limited to a single record, this version of the Nile duet has the advantage of better singing by Famed Soprano Elisabeth Rethberg and Famed Tenor...

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