Music: New Records, May 16, 1949

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra (the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum conducting; English Decca, 10 sides). Fritz Reiner's performance of this great work for Columbia (TIME, Jan. 3) may hold the edge in fire and power; but the fine work of the Concertgebouw, and the spaciousness and detail of Decca's recording, make this the one to get.

Bruckner: Mass In E Minor (Hamburg State Opera Choir and Orchestra, Max Thurn conducting; Capitol-Telefun-ken, 10 sides). Capitol chose well for its first entry into the classical field; this beautiful Mass is the second of three Masses composed...

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