Music: New Records, Aug. 29, 1949

Beethoven: Serenade in D, Op. 25 (John Wummer, flute; Alexander Schneider, violin; Milton Katims, viola; Columbia, 6 sides). Beethoven the charmer, instead of Beethoven the thunderer, in a performance that misses none of his smiles and gestures. Recording: good.

Brahms: Concerto in D (Ossy Renardy, violin, with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Charles Münch conducting; London FFRR—full frequency recording range—formerly the "English Decca" label, 10 sides). Young U.S. Violinist Renardy starts out with thrilling intensity of tone but never seems able to relax, even with the backing of this fine orchestra. Recording: excellent.

Brahms: Tragic...

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