Jacket EX / Vinyl NM (French pressing - white/green label, stereo, dowel spine)
This lovely LP – rare in stereo – from Les Discophiles Français (DF 740 085, French EMI Pathé-Marconi pressing, white/green label, stereo, dowel spine) features the splendid harpsichord player Aimée van de Wiele in a magical all-Rameau program, recorded with tremendous realism at the Salle Wagrm, Paris, on 31 March 1964, one of the great recitals of its kind on record.
Jacket EX / LP NM / German pressing
This lovely LP from Decca (6.42407, German pressing, blue label, stereo) features Mozart playing at its very finest, pairing wonderfully ebullient accounts of the composer's Violin Concertos No. 3 in G Major K. 218 with No. 4 in D Major K. 218, both with Iona Brown as the inspired soloist, leading the Academy of St.-Martin-in-the-Fields from the violin.
Jacket VG / LP NM / Italian pressing
This beautiful LP from Italian Columbia (33 QCX 10384, Italian pressing, red semi-circle label, stereo) features legendary violinist David Oistrakh’s classic account of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 61, accompanied by André Cluytens and the Orchestre Nacional de la Radiodiffusion Française – recorded in the Salle Wagram, Paris on 8/10 November 1958 (Walter Legge, Producer / Paul Vavasseur, Engineer).
Jacket FAIR / LP EX (Italian pressing - plum/silver label - mono)
Staining and wear to jacket (quite grimy) - nonetheless, no splits, still solid and serviceable.
Jacket VG / LP EX / US pressing
This superb LP from Westminster (WST 14032, US pressing, black/red “Natural Balance” label, stereo) features conductor Hermann Scherchen and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra in a mixed program of orchestral showpieces, the cover art suggesting a bit Westminster’s answer to RCA’s famout “Witches’ Brew” album (LSC-2225).
Jacket EX / LP EX / German pressing
This superb LP from Colosseum (Colos SM 514, German pressing, orange label, stereo) features Yuuko Shiokawa’s magnificent rendition of Max Reger’s Violin Concerto in A Major Op. 101, recorded with conductor Erich Kloss and the Nürnberger Symphoniker circa 1970.