Music: New Records, May 29, 1950

Record-makers the world over were getting set for the 200th anniversary this July of the death of Johann Sebastian Bach. Some of the best of the new Bach recordings:

Brandenburg Concert? (soloists and chamber group conducted by Fritz Reiner; Columbia, 6 sides LP). Dedicating the group "very humbly" to the Margrave of Brandenburg, in three of these Bach brought to perfection the concerto grosso form (in which a group of instruments instead of an individual soloist is pitted against an accompanying orchestra). Conductor Reiner balances his various instrumental voices like a master juggler,...

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