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  Telefunken has accorded him beautiful sound, and this bargain-priced disc (it sells for $2.98) is worthy of consideration.   Returning once again to the Schnabel reissue, I am beguiled anew by the magnificence of this pianist's musical penetration.   Here is truly a "Great Recording of the Century", and its greatness is by no means diminished by the fact that it is not quite perfect.   This recording surely belongs in everyone's collection.   MUST records always sound like records?   From the beginning of commercial recording, new discs purported to be indistinguishable from The Real Thing have regularly been put in circulation.   Seen in perspective, many of these releases have a genuine claim to be milestones.   lack >   Although lack ing absolute verisimilitude, they supply the ear and the imagination with all necessary materials for re-creation of the original.     On the basis of what they give us we can know how the young Caruso sang, appreciate the distinctive qualities of Parsifal under Karl Muck's baton, or sense the type of ensemble Toscanini created in his years with the New York Philharmonic.   Since the concept of high fidelity became important some dozen years ago, the claims of technical improvements have multiplied tenfold.