Music: New Records, Apr. 19, 1954

Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3 (Julius Katchen; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Ernest Ansermet; London). One of Bartok's last works and also, with its richly sustained orchestration and fluent melodies, one of his most accessible. Pianist Katchen (TIME, March 1) gives it a mellow, sensitive performance.

Beethoven: Bagatelles (Grant Johannesen; Concert Hall). Into these "trifles," Beethoven poured some of his loftiest imaginings and fiercest humors. The Johannesen performance covers 26 numbers. On a Cook LP, Pianist Leonid Hambro plays half a dozen of the late Bagatelles, together with Beethoven's powerful 32...

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