Badura-Skoda: Schumann Carnaval Op. 9 + Piano Sonata No. 1 Op. 11 - Vega C 30 A 81
Jacket VG- / LP EX / French pressing
This lovely LP from Vega (C 30 A 81, French pressing, white label, mono) features pianist Paul Badura-Skoda’s magnificent accounts of Schumann’s Carnaval Op. 9 and the Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor Op. 11, performances originally recorded and released by Westminster (XWN 18490).
There are insightful liner notes on the reverse side of the jacket by David Randolph, printed in French only. The beautiful cover art was executed by Maurice Tapiero.
CONDITION – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the jacket is VERY GOOD-. There is edgewear, aging, creasing, and some ringwear and discoloration to the rear panel. However, there are no seamsplits, bends, owners' markings, or other defects, and the album remains solid, bright, and presentation worthy – overall, a very good collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is EXCELLENT. Though there is occasional light surface noise, in general the playback remains quite fine. However, those wanting a flawless or near-MINT copy are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this rates as an excellent collector's copy.