15 MARCH 1940, Page 48

Liszt : Concerto No. 2 in A Major. Emil Sauer

with Weingar- mer and Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire. Paris. (Columbia. LX 862-4_ i8s.) THIS is a fair performance of this familiar work, but hardl,,

as satisfactory as the recording made by Petri some month ago. There is nothing the matter with the orchestral playing, but the pianist's performance lacks the sparkle which animated his recording of the Concerto No. I a year ago.