Music: Classical Records

Exciting the jaded tastes of record buyers is becoming increasingly difficult, and one approach is the dazzling package. Example: RCA Victor is releasing good versions of such standard items as The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, and The Force of Destiny (monaural and stereophonic) in impressive boxes with brass fittings and color-dripping illustrations. Another and more daring approach is to look for obscure, rarely or never-recorded works. Part of the recent growth of operatic exotica is London's Giuditta (three mono and stereo), the principal serious effort of Vienna's operetta master,...

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