New Records, Feb. 2, 1948

Bach: Sonatas for Harpsichord and Violin (Ralph Kirkpatrick, harpsichord; Alexander Schneider, violin; Columbia, 28 sides). An event of the year for Bach lovers, a hardy group that knows what it likes. Here, in the six early sonatas, is some of the freshest music Bach wrote, played in fine style. Recording: good.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 (the Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell conducting; Columbia, 8 sides). Robert Schumann called the Fourth "a slender Greek maiden between two Norse giants" (the Eroica and the Fifth). In his Columbia debut with the Cleveland Orchestra, Conductor Szell has sculptured her skillfully and...

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