MUSIC: August Records, Aug. 7, 193

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


Prokofieff: Peter and the Wolf (Boston Symphony, Serge Koussevitzky conducting; Richard Hale, narrator; Victor, 6 sides). An engaging "orchestral fairy tale," full of duck-quacks (oboe), bird-twitters (flute), wolf-growls (horns), jovially rendered by the Bostonians who gave it its first U. S. hearing last year. Album of the month.

Chopin: Concerto No. 2 in F Minor (Alfred Cortot, piano ; orchestra conducted by John Barbirolli; Victor, 8 sides). Best recording to date of a romantic staple, by a prolific waxer of Chopiniana....

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