Music: New Records, Feb. 20, 1950

Bach: Suites Nos. 4 and 5 for Unaccompanied Cello (Pablo Casals, cellist; Victor, 13 sides). Played with profundity and simplicity by Cellist Casals (TIME, Jan. 30), Bach's rich but long-ignored music gets the production it deserves. Suite No. 5 completes Casals' recording of all six suites. Recording: excellent.

Bach: St. Matthew Passion (Elfriede Troetschel, soprano; Diana Eutrati, contralto; Friedrich Haertel, bass; D. Fi-scher-Dieskau, baritone; Helmut Kreps, tenor; Boys' Choir of St. Hedwig's Cathedral, the augmented choir and orchestra of the Berlin Radio, Fritz Lehmann conducting; Vox, 8 sides LP). One of the first...

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