Music: March Records

A by-product of Leopold Stokowski's 1940 pilgrimage to South America with his Youth Orchestra came to light this month: a pair of lively albums (Native Brazilian Music, Vols. 1 & 2; Columbia; 8 sides each) made in Rio by native groups under the platinum-haired maestro's guiding hand. Local orchestras play sambas (the best most danceable to date) and macumhas with dizzy cross rhythms. Pixinguingha, a 250-pound Negro medal winner of the Brazilian National Academy of Music, puts in some featherweight flute-playing. Two sides are emboladas: as folkish to Brazilians as Frankie and Johnny...

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