Rabin: Bach Solo Violin Sonata No. 3 + Ysaye Sonatas Nos. 3 & 4 - Angel 35305
This handsome and rare LP from Angel (35305, US pressing, red/silver Angel label, mono, dowel spine) features the legendary Michael Rabin in sublime performances of Bach's Sonata for Solo Violin No. 3 in C Major BWV 1005 and Ysaye's Solo Violin Sonatas Nos. 3 and 4.
The striking cover photo is uncredited. There are superlative liner notes on the reverse side of the jacket by critic Irving Kolodin, printed in English only.
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the jacket is EXCELLENT. There is minor wear at corners and discoloration, but really that is all. There are no seam splits, bends, owners’ markings, or other defects, and the album remains solid and attractive – an excellent collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is EXCELLENT. There are a few scattered soft tics (confined to the Largo of the Bach Sonata), but overall the playback remains enjoyable. Thus, if you must have a flawless or NM copy, then please do not buy this LP. Overall, rates as an excellent collector's copy.