Music: New Records, Jul. 9, 1945

July record-buyers will be up to their ears in Gershwin (see above). Some of it: ¶Rhapsody in Blue, two versions: Pianist Oscar Levant with the Philadelphia Orchestra (Eugene Ormandy conducting;

Columbia, 3 sides) is flashier and brasher but not as satisfying as Jesus Maria Sanroma's with the Boston "Pops" Orchestra (Arthur Fiedler conducting; Victor, 3 sides).

¶Levant, good friend and semi-official interpreter of Gershwin, turns out a workmanlike Concerto in F with the Philharmonic Orchestra of New York (Andre Kostelanetz conducting; Columbia, 6 sides).

¶The Philharmonic, going it alone, catches the playful bustle of An American in Paris (Columbia, 4 sides). ¶Porgy...

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