Music: June Records

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Some phonograph records are musical events. Each month TIME will note the noteworthy.*


Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade by Philippe Gaubert and the Paris Conservatory Orchestra (Columbia, $12)—An excellent recording of the popular picture-music based on the fantastic tales with which Scheherazade supposedly beguiled the Sultan Schahriar over a period of 1,001 nights.

Ravel's Bolero by Serge Koussevitsky and the Boston Symphony (Victor, 2 records, $2 each)—A highly charged reading of the season's symphonic sensation in Paris, Manhattan and Boston. The records, with Satie's placid Gymnopedie on the back of the second, are already best sellers.

Mozart's Concerto in A, No. 5 by Violinist Joseph Wolfstahl and Symphony Orchestra (Columbia, $8)—A splendid, made-in-Germany performance of the amazing product of a 17-year-old genius.


Brahms' Quartet in B Flat, 3rd Movement (Victor, $2)—One of the last releases of the old Flonzaley combination which has yet to be excelled.


Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata by Pianist Alfred Cortot and Violinist Jacques Thibaud (Victor, $10)—The David and Jonathan of musicians play expertly the Sonata dedicated to the once eminent violinist, Rudolph Kreutzer. Later Tolstoy added to its lustre by using it as the kernel of his hotly-debated novel.


Dohndnyi's Capricclo in F Minor and Liszt's Valse Oubliee by Vladimir Horowitz (Victor, $1.50)—One of the younger pianists plays the type of fireworks with which he built his box-office success.

St. Louis Blues and After You've Gone (Victor)—Distinguished jazz tunes revived in ingenious piano duets by Thomas Waller and Bennie Paine.

To My Mammy and Put tin' on the Ritz (Brunswick)—Paul Estabrook plays the latest Irving Berlin tunes for those who like occasional jazz undressed by orchestration.


Kahn's Ave Maria and Rimsky-Korsakov's Nightingale and the Rose by Soprano Rosa Ponselle (Victor, $1.50)—A truly great voice exalts mediocre music.

Let Me Sing and I'm Happy and A Cottage for Sale (Columbia)—Another indispensable record for Ruth Etting libraries. In the first she does countless tricks with time and harmony.

My Lover and I Like to Do Things for You (Victor)—Grace Hayes' records are too few and far between. These are in her best submissive manner.

Thank Your Father and Without Love (Brunswick)—Harry Richman sings resonantly the best tunes from Flying High.

Ohio Prison Fire and Why Are the Young Folks So Thoughtless (Columbia)—Carson Robison drones two stories-with-morals to violin and organ accompaniment. The first ends "God don't want even convicts to die like rats in a hole."

They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree and Somewhere in Old Wyoming (Brunswick)—The first (by Dick Robertson, a male quartet and a jews' harp) should become a barber-shop classic.

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