Music: April Records

Some phonograph records are musical events. Each month TIME notes the noteworthy.


Howard Hanson: Symphony No. 2 (Eastman-Rochester Symphony, Howard Hanson conducting; Victor: 8 sides), and Roy Harris: Symphony No. 3 (Boston Symphony, Sergei Koussevitzky conducting; Victor: 4 sides). First recordings of two contemporary, respectable U. S. symphonies. Composer Hanson's is tuneful with patches of Teutonic rhetoric; Composer Harris's is dry and intricate, its ancestry Russo-Parisian.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Minneapolis Symphony, Dimitri Mitropoulos conducting; Columbia: 10 sides). In his first album with the Minneapolitans, Conductor Mitropoulos (TIME, April 24) proves...

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