Music: New Records, Sep. 28, 1953

In the judgment of doting listeners, Arturo Toscanini's 1947 broadcast of Verdi's Otello may well have been the finest performance ever heard on the air. Soloists Herva Nelli, Ramon Vinay and Giuseppe Valdengo sang as if they were in a state of musical exaltation, and the NBC Symphony's orchestral commentary was both dramatic and tender. Recently, after long refusing, Toscanini agreed to let RCA Victor make records from the monitoring transcription, and last week the three LPs were released. It is probably the Maestro's masterpiece.

Other new records:

Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied...

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