15 MARCH 1940, Page 48

Beethoven : Eroica Variations in E Flat major, Op. 35.

Lili Krauss. (Parlophone. RO 20470-2. i8s.)

THE Eroica Variations were recently recorded-rather un-

satisfactorily-by Schnabel for the Beethoven Sonata Society. Miss Krauss' performance is much more delicate and subtle than Schnabel's, her greater technical dexterity being par-

ticularly noticeable in the finale, of which Schnabel's treatment was often peculiarly untidy. The only criticism to be mad. of her performance is that she occasionally fails to give the music its full weight and dynamic power. The recording i excellent.