Jacket GOOD / LP NM / UK pressing
This outstanding LP from Columbia (33CX 1687, English EMI pressing, blue/gold label, mono – no stereo edition exists) features the Dennis Brain Ensemble in stunning “live” performances, first broadcast on 5 September 1957 (four day’s after Brain’s death), with “a royalty on the sale of this record…being donated to the Dennis Brain Scholarship Fund”.
Jacket EX / LP EX / English pressing
This beautiful LP from Columbia (33CX 1778, English EMI pressing, blue/gold label, laminated flipback cover, mono) features Carlo Maria Giulini and the Philharmonia Orchestra's classic accounts of Schubert's Symphony No. 8 in B minor D. 759 "Unfinished"* and Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op. 56a "St. Anthony", recorded in the rich acoustics of London's Kingsway Hall on 25/26 and 27* January 1961. This is exalted orchestral playing, and conducting, by any measure – the sound throughout is glorious.