Music: New Records, Apr. 5, 1948

Bach: Toccatas and Fugues, Volume 1 (Carl Weinrich; Musicraft, 8 sides). A re-issue of Princeton's famed organist playing some of the best Bach properly—with the shapely lines of the polyphony brought out sharply. In another good Bach album out this month (Technichord, 8 sides), Organist Ernest White plays the eight "Little" Preludes and Fugues. Recordings: good.

Britten: Peter Grimes Excerpts (The Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum conducting; Decca Record Co. Ltd., 6 sides). Amsterdam's orchestra, possibly Europe's best, puts salt and spray into the four sea interludes and passacaglia from Britten's opera (TIME,...

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