Music: Pick of the Pack

Despite the vinyl shortage, a steady outpouring of classical record reissues continues to flow, re-entering the musical mainstream in performances loftily described by such labels as great (Seraphim), legendary (Columbia) and even immortal (RCA). The reasons? The timeless appeal of genius is certainly one, but economics is a powerful factor too: it costs less to recycle a golden oldie than to make a new record. The following are among the best of the recent rereleases:

Dvorak: The Stokowski Sound ("New World" Symphony; RCA Red Seal; 2 discs; $6.98). This two-record set of the familiar...

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