Some phonograph records are musical events. Each month TIME notes the noteworthy.
Bartolc: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano (Bela Bartok, piano; Joseph Szigeti, violin; Benny Goodman, clarinet; Columbia: 4 sides). Hungarian Composer Bartok (see p. 45) wrote these paprika-pungent pieces in 1938, expressly for his good compatriot-friend Szigeti and Szigeti's good Midwestern friend Goodman.
The three made the recording last spring. The Contrasts: a blue Verbunkos (Recruiting Dance), a slow Piheno (Relaxation), an intricate Sebes (Fast Dance), in which Szigeti alternates between two fiddles, one purposely mistuned, and Goodman between...