Beinum: Schubert Syms Nos. 6 & 8 "Unfinished" (rec. 1957) - Philips L 09002 L
Jacket EX / LP EX / Dutch pressing
This lovely gatefold LP – a fine collector’s copy – from Philips (L 09002 L, Dutch pressing, red/silver “Minigroove” label, mono) features conductor Eduard van Beinum leading the Concertgebouw Orchestra in resplendent performances of Schubert’s Symphonies No. 6 in C Major D. 589 and No. 8 in B minor D. 759 “Unfinished”, both recorded in the rich and spacious acoustics of the Grote Zaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on 21/22 May 1957.
The interior panels of the gatefold jacket contain extensive liner notes (uncredited) – printed in English only. The lovely cover illustration is similarly uncredited.
CONDITION – PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY:
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the gatefold jacket is EXCELLENT. There is discoloration to the interior panels, but really that is all. There are no seamsplits, owners’ markings, or other defects, and the album remains solid, bright, and highly attractive – overall, this rates as an excellent collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is EXCELLENT. Though there is some occasional light surface noise, in general the playback is 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.