The 96th symphony of Haydn is recorded for the first time on DJ33282-84 with Bruno Walter and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The work dates from 1791 and is pure Haydn, supple, straightforward and captivating.
Schnabel is heard in the C Major Concerto of Mozart (K467) with the L.S.O.
under Malcolm Sargent. About 1782-6 in the midst of his operatic labours, Mozart indulged in a perfect orgy of Concertos, producing no less than 16 for the P.F.
They are little more than the exercises of a student but when that student is Mozart, they are worth for many people more than fine gold. Schnabel, by the way, has nearly completed now a set of all Beethoven's Sonatas for the P.F. 32, in all their variety and increasing glory.
Heifetz plays Saint-Saene " Havanaise " for violin and orchestra; the music which is a trifle empty is redeemed by the virtuosity of the soloist, DB3211.
Considering the unique charm and musicianly qualities of the little orchestral suites of Eric Coates, I feel that England has been typically slow in its appreciation of native talent. When we have done raving about the products of Vienna and America, we might lend an ear to the refreshing strains of his "Springtime " suite, pastorale, romance and a valse (dance in the twilight), C2926-7. His work is far more than popular entertainment; it preserves, even in these jazz-ridden days, the individuality of the Englishman.
If you care to divorce the Andante Movement from the rest of Mendelssohn's lovely concerto for the violin, Antonio Brosa plays it on a single record, C2928.
Vocal records, lighter music and dance music make up this generous November list and the technical perfection we have long since associated with the 1-J.M.V. is evident throughout. C. M. 4