Music: New Records, Jun. 16, 1947

Bartók: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra (Yehudi Menuhin, with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati conducting; Victor, 10 sides). Further proof that Bela Bartók, despite a fearsome reputation for arid dissonance, was actually writing fresh and melodic works in his last years. Even with passages that seem to be fiddling for fiddling's sake, Bartók's lone major work for violin should add to his tardy fame. Recording: excellent.

Bach: Toccata (Adagio & Fugue) in C Major (Alexander Borovsky, piano; Vox, 4 sides). One of Bach's great and frequently transcribed organ works, here played somewhat...

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