Music: January Records

Strauss: Don Quixote (Pittsburgh Symphony, Fritz Reiner conducting, with Gregor Piatigorsky, cellist; Columbia; 10 sides). Cellist Piatigorsky brilliantly performs what many regard as Strauss's finest symphonic score.

Rimsky-Korsakoff: Scheherazade (San Francisco Symphony, Pierre Monteux conducting; Victor; 9 sides). The Pacific crew delivers an especially spicy version of this Oriental tale.

Beethoven: Concerto No. 4 for Piano and Orchestra (Chicago Symphony, Frederick Stock conducting, with Artur Schnabel; Victor; 8 sides). Famed Beethoven Specialist Schnabel gives one of Beethoven's greatest concertos a thorough workout. As a teammate, the late Frederick Stock is somewhat...

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