Music: The Year's Best LPs

Beethoven: Quartet No. 14, Op. 131; Yale Quartet (Vanguard Cardinal). Even the young Guarneris cannot match this inciting and insightful performance.

Beethoven: The 32 Piano Sonatas; Claude Frank; 12 LPs (RCA Victrola). Not only the first complete 32 ever recorded in the U.S., but one of the two or three best since Artur Schnabel set the record in the 1930s.

Berlioz: Les Troyens; 5 LPs (Philips). Berlioz' grandest achievement recreated for the first time on records by his greatest current interpreter, Conductor Colin Davis.

Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (Columbia); Debussy: Pel leas et...

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