Columbia Wagner: Die Walkure, Act III. Complete in album Na. C 301 (eight records, 16 sides). Helen Traubel (soprano), Herbert Janssen (baritone). Vocal ensemble of the Metropolitan Opera, with the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra ot New York, conducted by Arthur Rodzinski. It is no easy matter to get this volume of sound on to records, but this is a magnificent set in which all lovers of this opera will delight.
Beethoven: Egmont Overture (Op. 84). The Philharrnonia Orchestra, conducted by Alceo GaIliera, Rachmaninoll: Preludes in G minor and G major; piano solo by Cyril Smith.
Concerto for viola and oichestra (William Walton), three records. William Primrose and the Philharrnonia Orchestra, conducted by the composer. Symphony Na. 104 in D major (" London"), by Haydn. The Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Essay Dobrowen (three records).
Sir Thomas Beecham conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in ° May-Night," by Rimsky-Korsakoff. One of the most charming of this cornposer's lighter pieces, Mcnuhin is heard in two Violin solos: "Romance" (Greets), based on a theme of Paganini, and Minuet in D (Mozart). Hei nee and Poulenc: " Elegie " and Tho Invitation to the Voyage (Depute).
For lavers of Tehaikovsky, two effective recordings (Columbia) by the Robin Hood Dell Orchestra, arc " None but the weary heart " and the Valse from The Sleeping Beauty Ballet.