Music: New Records, Nov. 22, 1954

With the appearance of LPs, once-bulky record albums became slender. Now major labels are again selling bulk, by releasing records in packages and series. As the winter music season got under way, several large, attractive series were on the counters. Victor released the second two LP volumes of the Beethoven Piano Sonatas, played with unbeatable fire and insight by the late great Artur Schnabel. London completed its own releases of the same series by 70-year-old Wilhelm Backhaus, as well as all seven Symphonies by British Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult. Columbia packaged...

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