Music: Classical Records: Mar. 24, 1961

Lester Trimble: Four Fragments from the Caunterbury Tales (Adele Addison, soprano; Robert Conant, harpsichord; Charles Russo, clarinet; Martin Orenstein. flute; Columbia). A remarkably effective evocation of Chaucerian moods in a score that is clear, nimble and rhythmically sensitive to the text. U.S. Composer Trimble, 37. with admirable help from Soprano Addison. musically meditates on the characters of the Knight, the Squire, and that lover of both "bigamye" and "octogamye." the Wife of Bath.

Anna Moffo Arias (Rome Opera House Orchestra, conducted by Tullio Serafin; RCA Victor). One of the youngest (25) and most...