Music: New Records, Apr. 28, 1947

Playing music for the movies and radio is like driving in traffic; everything depends on the red & green lights of the script. Four years ago, tired of stop-&-start performances, a group of Hollywood's best studio musicians organized their own symphony orchestra. Last week, their Santa Monica Civic Symphony Orchestra, with Jacques Rachmilovich conducting, made its recording debut with Aram Khachaturian's Masquerade Suite (Asch, 5 sides). Although it has little of the pounding, rhythmic vigor of the Soviet composer's later Gayne Ballet Suite (TIME, March 24), this graceful reflection of a glittering...

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