Records: The Year's Best

Among the surfeit of phonograph records that were put on the market last year, a few merit special attention. An even smaller number seem especially appropriate as Christmas gifts of music. A selective list of the year's best: Beethoven:

The Complete Piano Sonatas (Angel). Artur Schnabel's death in 1951 did not slow the growth of his reputation as a pianist. In his time, he was considered the world's only true interpreter of Beethoven, and a matchless player of Mozart, Schubert and Brahms as well. But in the age of pianistic wizardry that...

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