Music: January Records

Some phonograph records are musical events. Each month TIME notes the noteworthy.*

Symphonic:

Richard Strauss' Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Walter Straram and Orchestre des Concerts Straram (Columbia, $6) — Deft, charming character-sketches, written by Strauss as incidental music for Moliëre's comedy, expertly performed by the famed French orchestra annually at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.

Debussy's La Mer by Piero Coppola and Symphony Orchestra (Victor, $5) — A valuable imported version of the subtly wrought sea sketches.

Sibelius' Second Symphony by Robert Kajanus and Symphony Orchestra (Columbia, $7.50) — The great Finn's music is fast...

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