Music: New Records, Jul. 7, 1947

Bach: Suites Nos. 2 & 3 (Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky conducting; Victor, 10 sides). A proper and stately performance of two of the best of Bach's suites. Includes the familiar Air for the G String. Recording: good.

Berg: Wozzeck (Charlotte Boerner, soprano, with the Janssen Symphony of Los Angeles, Werner Janssen conducting; Artist Records, 4 sides). This difficult opera, a kind of Nordic and atonal Carmen, was violently criticized at its Berlin premiere in 1925, was the first work of art to be damned as Kulturbolschewismus by the rising Nazis. These excerpts give only...

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