Music: New Records, Apr. 13, 1953

Bach: Suites Nos. 4 & 5 (Lillian Fuchs viola; Decca). A rare chance to hear the darkling tones of the violin's big cousin played at its best. Violist Fuchs gives the unaccompanied works as much verve as if she were supported by a full symphony.

Bartok: Dance Suite (London Philharmonic conducted by Georg Sold; London). Composed 30 years ago to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the union of Buda and Pest, this six-part piece is full of earthy spirit. It is played expertly and enthusiastically.

Flemish Choral Music (Ghent Oratorio Society conducted by Marcel de Pauw; Esoteric). Thirteen delicately tinted songs for...

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