Music: New Records, Jul. 2, 1951

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1 (Winterthur Symphony Orchestra, Victor Desarzens conducting; Concert Hall Society, 2 sides LP). The composer, 15, a bit too full of youthful sentimentality when he wrote his first symphony, nevertheless gave it remarkable melodic moments and color. Performance and recording: good.

Prokofiev: Concerto No. 3 (Dimitri Mitropoulos, pianist, conducting the Robin Hood Dell Orchestra of Philadelphia; Columbia, 1 side LP). The gifted Mitropoulos gives himself a successful double workout with this combination of beauty and bombast. Recording: good.

Shostakovich: Concerto, Op. 35 (Eileen Joyce, piano, the Halle Orchestra, Leslie Heward...

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