Music: New Records, Dec. 23, 1946

This year ten times as many phonograph records are being sold as ten years ago. To catch the buyer's eye, record companies are turning some strange handsprings. Wagnerian Soprano Helen Traubel can be heard singing Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' in one album, and in another, Frank ("The Voice") Sinatra, who can't read music, conducts a symphony orchestra in Alec Wilder's jazzy suites (Columbia, 6 sides).

Victor, with an eye to the big spenders, brought out a "Heritage Series" of wheezing reissues from opera's so-called "Golden Age" at $3.50 a disc (with gold labels)....

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