Abravanel, Maurice conducting the Utah Symphony Orchestra-Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite / Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F- Reel to Reel- stereo-Westminster WTP-136 - (Approx) early 1960's 7 1/2 IPS 4 track reel to reel tape release. Copy at hand is an original 1st press Westminster stereo reel, offering excellent audiophile-quality sound. Box shows some water stains and wear-1/2" split to back half of box at left center. Tape is Near Mint.
Albert/Werner Andreus Albert, conducting the Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra, Jorg Fadle (clarinet), Klaus Mansfield (horn)-Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat, K. 447 & Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622- LP- stereo-ORYX EXP 17 - 1968 33 1/3 rpm LP release on the UK ORYX Classical label. Glossy cover shows a bit of wear, soil and a creast to the top right corner (only visible on the back side, however)-overall grade being EXC. Disc (heavy vinyl, dark green label with gold print) is clean, glossy and Near Mint. Plays nicely with light surface noise and clear sound. NOT available on compact disc to our knowledge. - (EXC/NM) - $4.99- Order
Alwyn, Kenneth & Malcolm Lewis, conductors/Sinfonia of London-George Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, An American In Paris, Richard Rodgers/Slaughter On Tenth Avenue,- Reel to Reel- stereo-Columbia Stereo Tape Club D2T 230 - 1966 4 track 3 3/4 IPS reel to reel tape, featuring an excellent selection of 20th century Classical music. All the pieces are performed by the Sinfonia of London Orchestra, with 2 different conductors and guest pianists. Kenneth Alwyn (with pianist Malcolm Binnis) conducts all the pieces on this reel except for Rosza's "Spellbound" Concerto (from the Alfred Hitchcock motion picture soundtrack). For the Rosza piece, Malcolm Lewis conducts, with William Davies as the guest pianist. Box is intact with strong corners and is super clean. No stains, writing, etc. Tape is in MINT condition.
American Art Quartet / The Julliard String Quartet-Leon Kirchner, String Quartet No. 1 / Irving Fine, String Quartet (1952)- LP- Mono-Columbia ML4843 - Approx.) 1951 release 33 1/3 RPM LP, part of Columbia's visionary "Modern American Music Series." This LP features 2 hard-to-find pieces by two 20th century American composers. Cover (with abstract art by Malta) shows light wear only (original price sticker stamped in ink on the back cover). Several passages of the liner notes have been highlighted lightly in yellow. No stains, heavy creases, seam splits or writing. Vinyl (blue label with gold print) is clean, glossy and Near Mint. Nice original & scarce 20th century Classical vinyl in top condition!
Andre, Franz / Franz Andre Conducting the Brussels Radio Symphony Orchestra and Clemens Krauss Conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra-Ravel: Bolero Falla: Dances From The Three Cornered Hat- LP- Mono-Capitol/Telefunken L-8096 - 1950 release 10" Classical LP, part of Capitol's early Telefunken series of European recordings. This 10" features 2 rare performances with Franz Andre in Vienna and Clemens Krauss in Brussells. Cover is remarkably well-preserved with only slight wear. No stains, tears, splits, writing, etc. Disc (seldom-seen maroon label with gold print) is clean, glossy and Near Mint. Rare early Classical release in top condition!
Ansermet, Ernest conducting L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande-Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty- Reel to Reel- stereo-London LCG 80035 - (Approx) Early 1960's 7 1/2 IPS 4 track reel to reel tape release. Copy at hand is an original London FFST reel, offering excellent audiophile-quality sound. Booklet inside box has pictures of famous ballerinas (Margot Fonteyn, Violetta Elvin) and notes. Tiny bit of writing in pen on reel label. Cover of box shows some wear-brown water stain along bottom edge, and a 2 inch split on back half at right center. Tape is Near Mint.
Ansermet, Ernest/L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande-Schubert: Rosamunde, Op.26, Incidental Music- LP- mono-Decca (UK) BR 3090 - 1961 33 1/3 RPM 1st press UK 10" LP release. Glossy cover is clean and
uncreased-back cover shows slight wear and small tear in fold-over rim. Disc
(heavy vinyl-blue label with silver print and FFRR "ear " logo at top right)
is clean and glossy- A side shows a 1/4 inch heavy spindle mark which does
not significantly affect play. Plays nicely with light to moderate surface
Ashkenazy, Vladimir/Philharmonia Orchestra-Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition & Borodin: Polovtsian Dances- LP- stereo-London 410 211-1 - 1983 33 1/3 rpm LP release, featuring pianist and conductor, Vladimir Askenazy, with the Philharmonia Orchestra in a program of classic Russian repertory. Copy at hand is an original London Records digital LP-still factory SEALED and 100% new and unused. Disc was pressed in the Netherlands and features excellent audiophile quality sound. Cover (record company sticker on the front, 1/4" saw mark at top left edge, a very tiny bit of creasing to top left corner) is near-perfect inside shrinkwrap. Disc within is, of course, MINT and unplayed.
Askill, Michael-Australian Percussion Music, Volume One- CD- stereo-Southern Cross SCCD 1021 - 1988 compact disc release by Australian percussionist, Michael Askill. CD is the first of 2 volumes entitled, "Australian Percussion Music". The second volume is readily available, while this is out of print and very hard to find. Askill's music, performed solely by him using multi-tracking and an amazing array of percussion instruments, is hard to categorize, but is probably best described as 20th Century Classical music. He performs the works of 4 Australian composers on this CD: Nigel Westlake/Omphalo Centric Lecture, Martin Wesley-Smith/White Knight & Beaver, Peter Sculthorpe/How the Stars Were Made, & Ross Edwards/Marimba Dances. Sound of the CD is exotic with shimmering chimes & cymbals, sounding quite a bit like electronic Classical music, although only real instruments are used. Cover shows slight creasing-disc is MINT.
Atzmon, Moshe/Vienna Baroque Orchestra with Wolfgang Schneiderhan, viloin-J.S. Bach/Violin Concertos No. 1 & No. 2- LP- stereo-Concert Hall (Australia) SMS-2552 - Late 60s release 33 1/3 RPM LP issued on the Concert Hall label, which released many fine Classical recordings, many of which are now out-of-print. The LP at hand features violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan accompanied by the Vienna Baroque Orchestra. This is an Australian press (we are aware of French and UK pressings as well) and the sound quality is excellent. Glossy cover is Near Mint. Disc (yellow label/black print) is clean, glossy and Near Mint.
Beaux Arts String Quartet-David Diamond: String Quartet No.4 / Samuel Barber: String Quartet Op.11- LP- stereo-Epic BC 1307 - (Approx) 1965 33 1/3 RPM LP releaseby the Beaux Arts String Quartet. Copy at hand is an original 1st press EPIC stereo LP, offering excellent sound quality. Front cover has 3 areas which have sustained various scrapes and scratches: 1. long light mark at top left, 2. scrape and scratch at left center, 3. several small scrapes and scratches at right center. Back cover is clean with only minor wear-no writing, splits, or stains. Disc (heavy vinyl-purple label with black print and EPIC logo in white) is clean, glossy, and Near Mint. Plays nicely with only minor surface noise and rich, clear sound.
Beecham/Sir Thomas Beecham-Royal Philharmonic Orchestra-Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat/Symphony No. 40 in G minor- LP- mono-Philips (UK) ABL 3094 - (Approx) early 1960's 33 1/3 RPM LP release featuring Sir Thomas Beecham and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a program of Mozart Symphonies. Original Philips UK ABL mono series LP. Glossy cover is clean-slight curling and wear along right edge ("mouth" of sleeve). Disc (extra-heavy vinyl-dark red "Minigroove" label with silver print) is clean, glossy, and visually Near Mint. However, as disc plays with moderate surface noise, our official grade is EXC+. Scarce vintage UK Classical LP!
Bergonzi, Carlo-Arias- LP- stereo-RCA LSC 3084 - 1969 33 1/3 RPM LP release by distinguished Italian tenor, Carlo Bergonzi. LP showcases an all-Verdi aria program. Copy at hand is still factory SEALED. Cover (1/4" saw mark at top left) is near-perfect in shrink with sharp corners. Disc (clearly heavy vinyl 1st press as cover and disc are hefty and solid) is of course, MINT and unplayed.
Bernstein, Leonard/New York Philharmonic-Bernstein Conducts Wagner- LP- stereo-Columbia M 31011 - 1973 33 1/3 rpm LP release, featuring Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, conducting a program of Wagner Classics. Copy at hand is still factory SEALED-100% new and unused. Cover is 99% Mint inside shrinkwrap, but bottom right corner has been exposed and shows a little wear. Disc within is, of course, MINT and unplayed.
Bernstein/Leonard Bernstein Conducting the New York Philharmonic-Mozart: Symphonies 39 & 40- Reel to Reel- stereo-Columbia MQ 942 - (Approx.) late 1960's 4 track 7 1/2 IPS reel to reel tape, featuring Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in a program of Mozart Symphonies. Tape is from a fine collection of vintage reels (Classical, Pop, Jazz and EZ) which was very carefully cared for by it's original owner. Box is intact with strong corners. Almost no wear to box, with no splits, tears, writing, etc. Tape is in Near Mint condition. Ships for cost of one LP.
Bernstein/Leonard Bernstein Conducting the New York Philharmonic-William Tell and Other Favorite Overtures- Reel to Reel- stereo-Columbia MQ 735 - Approx.) mid-1960's 4 track 7 1/2 IPS reel to reel tape, featuring Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in a program of famous overtures.
Track listing: Herold: Zampa Overture, Thomas: Mignon Overture, Thomas: Raymond Overture, Suppe: Poet and Peasant Overture, Rossini: William Tell Overture.Reel is from a collection which was very carefully cared for by it's original owner. Box is intact with strong corners. Almost no wear to box, with no splits, tears, writing, etc. Tape is in Near Mint condition.
Bernstein/Leonard Bernstein, conducting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra-Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (narrated by Bernstein)/Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite- Reel to Reel- stereo-Columbia MQ 469 - 1963 7 1/2 IPS 4 track reel to reel tape release. Excellent Columbia "360 Degree Sound" era reel, offering excellent sound quality. Box is Near Mint with no stains, tears, splits, writing, etc. Original 1963 Columbia reel to reel tape catalogue is enclosed within. Tape is Near Mint.
Bliss/Sir Arthur Bliss conducting the London Symphony Orchestra-Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance: Marches Nos. 1 to 5/Bliss: Things to Come & Welcome to the Queen- LP- mono-RCA Victor LM 2257 - 1958 33 1/3 RPM LP release. LP at hand is a monaural pressing of an album which is VERY rare and valuable in (Living) stereo-this copy may well serve as an excellent, low-cost alternative. This copy is an original RCA "shaded dog" LP, offering excellent sound quality. LP came to us from the estate of a former RCA representative. Cover is extremely clean with only minor wear. No writing, splits, tears or stains. Disc (heavy vinyl-red label with silver print-"shaded dog"-"deep groove"-"Long Play" at bottom center) is clean, glossy and Near Mint. Plays beautifully with only minor surface noise and clear sound. This title appears to be N/A on CD.
Brahms-Concerto #2-Chicago Symphony Orchestra-Fritz Reiner Conductor with Emil Gilels Piano- LP- mono-RCA LM2219 - shaded dog label, beautiful red tinted photo cover of Reiner & Gilels, red label - (NM/NM) - $10- Order
Brahms-Quintet in B Minor-Fine Arts Quartet with Reginald Kell Clarinet- LP- mono-Concert Disc CS202 - out of print - (M/NM) - $15- Order
Brahms-Symphony #2 in F Major/Academic Festival Overture/Hungarian Dances-Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York-Bruno Walter Conductor- LP- mono-Columbia ML5126 - 1/2" seam split - (NM-/NM) - $8- Order
Brain, Dennis-Mozart Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat major for Horn and Orchestra (K.417) Dennis Brain, Horn, with Walter- LP- mono-Columbia ML 2088 - 1950 release 33 1/3 RPM 10" LP featuring French horn virtuoso Dennis Brain performing two Mozart concertos with two different ensembles. Cover is unusually well-preserved-no stains, seam splits, tears or writing. Disc (heavy vinyl blue label with gold print) is clean, glossy and Near Mint. Plays nicely with light to moderate surface noise. RARE Classical 10" from the 2nd year of Long-play records.
Casals, Pablo/Prades Festival Orchestra-Prades Festival Volume 4: Bach: Suite No 1 in C Major for Orchestra & Suite No. 2 In B Minor For Flu- LP- mono-Columbia ML 4348-Mono - 1950 release 33 1/3 RPM LP part of a series of 10 LPs recorded under the direction of legendary cellist Pablo Casals. The Prades Festival was arranged to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Johann Sebastian Bach. The event brought together many famous musicians and marked the the emergence of the talented Casals from a self-imposed exile. This volume features soloist John Wummer on flute. Cover is clean and uncreased with no writing, stains, heavy creases, tears or seam splits. Disc (heavy vinyl blue label 1st press) is clean, glossy and Near Mint.
Casals, Pablo/Prades Festival Orchestra-Prades Festival Volume 8: Bach, Concerto in A Minor for Piano, Violin and Flute/Bach: Concerto for V- LP- mono-Columbia ML 4352 - 1950 release 33 1/3 RPM LP part of a series of 10 LPs recorded under the direction of legendary cellist Pablo Casals. The Prades Festival was arranged to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Johann Sebastian Bach. The event brought together many famous musicians and marked the the emergence of the talented Casals from a self-imposed exile. This volume features violin greats Joseph Szigeti & Alexander Schneider and Mieczyslaw Horszowski on piano & John Wummer on flute. Cover is clean and uncreased with no writing, stains, heavy creases, tears or seam splits. Disc is clean, glossy and Near Mint.
Chopin-Concerto #1/Schumann-Piano Concerto-Vienna State Opera Orchestra/Arthur Rodzinski Conductor/Joerg Demus & Paul Badura-Skoda, pianists- LP- mono-Westminster XWN 18458 - Early 60's Westminster Classical LP. Purple label. Paul Badura-Skoda is guest pianist for the Chopin piece. Joerg Demus is pianist on the Schumann piece. Cover is clean with almost no wear. No splits, stains, tears, writing, etc. Disc is clean, glossy and Near Mint. - (NM/NM) - $7.99- Order
Couperin, Francois-Four Concerts Royaux/Royal Concerts (Complete)- LP- Mono-Lyrichord LL 54 - Early 1960's 33 1/3 RPM LP release on the Lyrichord label, with a chamber music program of the complete Couperin Royal Concerts. Performers are Phillip Kaplan (flute-Boston Symphony Orch.), Samuel Mayes (cello-Philadelphia Orch.), and Erwin Brodsky (harpsichord-musicologist & soloist). LP is still sealed in it's original shrinkwrap. Cover shows creasing to bottom right corner. Disc within is, of course, Mint and unplayed.
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company/Royston Nash conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra-Gilbert & Sullivan: The Yeoman of the Guard- 2 LP- stereo-London OSA 12117 - 1979 33 1/3 RPM 2 LP box set release. Very last studio recording for the famed D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, which had a virtual monopoly on high-quality Gilbert & Sullivan productions for many decades. Copy at hand is still factory SEALED-100% new and unused. Shrink has torn a bit at bottom right, but cover is virtually perfect within. Discs within are, of course, Mint and unplayed.
Davis, Colin conducting the London Symphony Orchestra-Michael Tippett: Second Symphony- LP- stereo-Argo ZRG 535 - 1968 33 1/3 RPM LP release. Original 1st press LP release on UK Decca-made Argo records- part of the ZRG series, offering excellent sound quality. Glossy cover is still in it's original shrinkwrap-tiny tear at top right. Disc (purple label with silver print-oval logo at top) is clean, glossy, and Near Mint. Plays clean with only very minor surface noise and rich sound.
Davis, Colin conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, with Patricia Kern, Robert Tear, and John Shirley-Quirk-Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet- 2 LP- stereo-Philips (Holland) 839 716/17 - (Approx) 1969 33 1/3 RPM 2 LP release. Copy at hand is an original, made in Holland, 1st press LP set, offering excellent sound quality. Hardcover box is clean with only very minor wear-corners are intact. Libretto enclosed. Both discs (heavy vinyl-red label with silver print-"made in Holland") are clean, glossy, and Near Mint. Vinyl plays nicely throughout with only minor surface noise and rich, clear sound.