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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 3. March 16th, 1950

Record Releases

Record Releases

Of recent recordings, by the way, I can recommend the following particularly, always presupposing that you have the odd "quid" to spare:—Fournier and Arthur Schnabel have made a magnificent recording of the Beethoven cello sonata op. 52, which I consider unequalled in the history of cello recording. Szymon Goldberg and the Philharmonia Orchestra have made a most beautiful set of records of the Haydn violin concerto, little known, yet of wonderful depth. Lastly, Herbert von Karajan and the Vienna Philharmonic have at long last filled a gap by recording Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (Choral). Here is great music at its best, and the technical side of the records also leaves little to be desired. The difference between this set and the old Weingartner records—not to speak of the really quite inferior Stokovsky rendering—becomes apparent in the first few bars. Lastly, Margaret Ritchie excells in a rendering of Schubert's "The Shepherd On the Rock" (purple H.M.V.), beautifully accompanied on the piano and clarinet.