Music: New Records, Jan. 17, 1955

Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos

(Vienna State Opera Chamber Orchestra conducted by Felix Prohaska; Vanguard, 3 LPs. Vienna soloists conducted by Jascha Horenstein; Vox, 2 LPs). The Vanguard set of these masterpieces is played more cohesively and soulfully, particularly in such spots as the dissonant slow movement in Concerto No. 1. Vox's interpretations are more rugged and, in the low-toned No. 6, merrier. Standout performer: the Vanguard trumpeter, who tootles his sky-high part in No. 2 with insolent ease. Vox says it used a "clarino" for the part, which sounds more like a clarinet...

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