Music: Hit Parade

Beethoven, Bach and Mozart weren't even in the running in Victor Records' ten classical best-sellers of 1946. Victor's ten high-selling albums:

Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2 in C Minor; Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor; Grieg's Concerto in A Minor for Piano and Orchestra; Schubert's Symphony No. 8 [Unfinished] in B Minor; Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue; Arturo Toscanini conducting Ferde Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite; a medley of Sigmund Romberg show tunes; Vladimir Horowitz playing piano pieces by Saint-Saëns, Czerny and Tchaikovsky; and an album called Two Sisters from...

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