Music: 5

Many a concert classic has been swung higher than Obadiah, but last week a Tchaikovsky theme was swung five different ways at once. The Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto in B Flat Minor, played straight, had its popular start in the movies last spring; Mary Astor's make-believe pounding of it in The Great Lie got it widely known as "the Mary Astor Concerto." Freddie Martin recorded it, but neglected to give it lyrics which could be copyrighted. So by last week there were four competing versions:

> Woody Herman (Decca) gave his the most accurate title:...

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