Music: December Records

Some phonograph records are musical events. Each month TIME notes the noteworthy.


Album of Russian Modern Music (Orchestre Symphonique of Paris, Julius Ehrlich conducting; Columbia: 4 sides). Two years ago Dictator Joseph Stalin and his ministry of art, worried about the trend Russian music was taking, flayed the works of Russian modernists for reflecting "leftist tendencies." Those curious to know what it was that worried Comrade Stalin will find it in Mossolov's pounding Steel Foundry and Meytuss' cacophonous Dnieper Water Power Station, both included on these discs.

Arthur Bliss: Music for...

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