Music: New Records, Apr. 30, 1951

Since records from Russia are about as rare as obbligatos for flügelhorn, U.S. music lovers have little chance to judge the quality of Russian orchestras and virtuosos. Last week, for a change, a few fresh pressings of made-in-Russia recordings were on sale. None of the recordings (issued by Collosseum Records) is brandnew, but all are interesting. Outstanding items :

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (David Oistrakh, violinist, with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, A. V. Gauk conducting; 2 sides LP). Surely one of the great among modern violinists, 42-year-old Oistrakh combines in his playing the suavity...

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