Music: New Records, Aug. 6, 1945

Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 4 in C Minor (Robert Casadesus and the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York, Artur Rodzinski conducting; Columbia, 6 sides). French music brilliantly played by the French pianist, but not by the American orchestra. Recording: good.

Johann Strauss: Waltzes (Robert Stolz and orchestra; Decca, 8 sides). Blue Danube, Southern Roses and the others played as written—with bounce. Performance and recording: good.

Debussy: Two Nocturnes (Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting; Columbia, 4 sides). The serene Nuages and luminous Fêtes tricked up with a lot of baton hokum. Performance and recording: fair.

Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration (New York City Symphony Orchestra, Leopold...

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