Music: The New Records

When Jascha Heifetz, fiddle in hand, moved to Decca Records, musicians guessed that Decca, the largest manufacturers of Tin Pan Alley records, pined to go highbrow. But last week it looked as if Decca had given Longhair Heifetz a short haircut.

In 17 months at Decca, Heifetz has recorded, among other "Americana," glossy Negro spirituals and Irving Berlin's White Christmas. His second Decca album, out this month (Gershwin, arranged by Jascha Heifetz; Decca, 8 sides), contained Porgy and Bess songs and three Gershwin preludes, brilliantined up with double stops and Heifetz glissandi. Although the violin is probably the instrument least suited for...

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