Music: New Records, Sep. 29, 1952

Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (NBC Symphony conducted by Arturo Toscanini; Victor). The tenth recorded rendering of this old war horse in the last four years, and just about the best. Toscanini wrings out every possible ounce of brilliance and excitement, makes the familiar sound fresh.

Beethoven: "Emperor" Concerto (Vladimir Horowitz; RCA Victor Symphony conducted by Fritz Reiner; Victor). The glossy techniques of pianist and conductor make this an almost flawless performance, but the craggy spirit of the music is somehow missing.

Bruch: G Minor Concerto (Zino Francescatti; Philharmonic-Symphony conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos; Columbia)....

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