Music: Classical Records: Mar. 9, 1962

Toshiro Mayuzumi: Nirvana Symphonie (Time Records). A 1958 composition in which avant-garde Japanese Composer Mayuzumi mixes orchestra and male chorus with purely electronic beeps, whistles and growls as a means of "creating my own musical Nirvana." Whatever he created (he also refers to the piece as "a sort of Buddhistic cantata"), the music is fascinating-full of swelling sonorities and eerie spatial sounds.

Moreno-Tórroba: Sonatina, Nocturne, Suite Castellana (John Williams, guitar; Westminster). A remarkable young (20) Australian guitarist in three nice pieces by Spanish Composer Federico Moreno. The tones are water clear, the style...

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