Music: New Records, Feb. 2, 1953

Having explored Beethoven pretty thoroughly (TIME, Jan. 12), record companies are turning back to Bach. The biggest new excursion into his music comes from the Haydn Society, which has recorded the complete Clavier Übung on seven excellent LPs, with Ralph Kirkpatrick playing the harpsichord and Paul Callaway the organ. The title means "Keyboard Practice," but, far from being a series of exercises, the music was designed by Bach for "spiritual enjoyment."

A second big excursion is Westminster's Six Brandenburg Concertos (3 LPs), in which the London Baroque Ensemble gives a lively, bright performance....

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