Music: New Records, may 28, 1951

New Records For more than a year, Haydn Society musicologists have been busy preparing the score of Haydn's last and never staged opera, Orfeo ed Euridice, for recording—with the society's energetic young (25) H. C. Robbins Landon promising that it would "hold its own alongside Mozart's Don Giovanni" (TIME, Dec. 25). Record buyers last week could judge Landon's estimate for themselves. The society's complete recording of Orfeo, with six soloists and the Vienna State Opera chorus and orchestra under Hans Swarowsky, made six fascinating LP sides.

Unlike Gluck's Orfeo, which is sung by a...

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