New Republic. 11/14/34, Vol. 81 Issue 1041, p18-19. 2p.
PHONOGRAPH, MUSICIANS, GRAMOPHONE Co., WOLF, Hugo, 1860-1903, TONE color (Music theory), MUSICAL instruments, BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770-1827, SZIGETI, Joseph, VIOLINISTS, BACH, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750, and UNITED States
Comments on the release of various notable phonograph recordings in the U.S. Details on the realizations of the works of different artists in the country; Efforts of Gramophone Co. to record the songs of Austrian composer Hugo Wolf; Assessment on the tone qualities of the instruments; Description on the music of Ludwig van Beethoven; Appreciation of the author on the excellent performance of violinist Joseph Szigeti on the Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonata in A minor; Origin of commercial recordings.
Hugo Wolf music records gain by the work of Paul Ulanofsky at the piano. One should listen to the mediocre playing on Lotte's Lehmanns' previous records, listen to the lifeless accompaniments, faintly recorded, on Elisabeth Schumann's records, and can realize that there is too little appreciation by singers and recording managers of the fact that the musical thought of a song of Schubert, of Schumann, of Hugo Wolf is carried by the piano as well as the voice, that the song, in other words, is an integration of the vocal and piano parts, that this integration must be achieved in the performance, and that it can be achieved only by two good musicians-in short, that the piano part must be well played and clearly heard.