Bartók: Mikrokosmos, Volume I (Béla Bartók, pianist; Columbia; 6 sides; $3.50). Hungarian Modernist Bartók neatly pecks out some of the 153 pungent, tricky-rhythmed pieces from his Mikrokosmos (little world), which he composed for piano students—much as Gertrude Stein might write an English grammar.

Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals (Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski, with Cellist Benar Heifetz, Pianists Jeanne Behrend and Sylvan Levin; Victor; 6 sides; $3.50). Slick virtuoso performance of banal zoological portraits—elephants, cuckoos, tortoises, pianists, critics, the famed "dying" swan.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 ("Little Russian") in C Minor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eugene Goossens; Victor; 8 sides; $4.50)....

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