Music: New Records, Mar. 28, 1949

Bartok: Sonata No. I (Adolph Bailer, piano; Yehudi Menuhin, violin; Victor, 8 sides). Composed in 1921, when Bartok's own distinctive style was first beginning to take form, the sonata foreshadows the lyric power and rhythmic force of the great Concerto for Violin (1938). In this performance, Bailer's piano overshadows Menuhin's violin. Recording: fair.

Beethoven: Sonata in F Major, Opus 24 (Emanuel Bay, piano; Jascha Heifetz, violin; Victor, 4 sides). Playing cleanly, Heifetz makes the delightful "Spring" sonata blossom. Recording: good.

Brahms: Double Concerto in A Minor (Georg Kulenkampff, violin; Enrico Mainardi, cello; L'Orchestre...

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