Cassado: Cello Concertos by Vivaldi (RV 409), Boccherini (No. 9) & Haydn (No. 2) - Vox PL 10.970
Jacket VG- / LP VG+ / French pressing
This excellent LP from Vox (PL 10.790, French pressing, green/silver label, mono) features Gaspar Cassadó's magnificent performances of 3 cello concertos – one each by the composers Antonio Vivaldi, Luigi Boccherini, and Joseph Haydn, recorded during 11-13 September 1957 with conductor Jonel ma and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.
The exact contents are as follows:
Vivaldi (arr. Cassado): Cello Concerto in E minor RV 409
(Note: Cassado arranged the Vivaldi "Concerto" from the fifth of the set of six Cello Sonatas published in Paris @ 1740)Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9 in B-flat Major G. 482
Haydn: Concerto for Cello No. 2 in D Major Op. 101/H 7b No. 2
This is exalted cello playing by any measure and all those who treasure the art of the cello will find much to savor here – Cassado plays with great verve and poetry – wonderful!
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 writing to the rear panel, edgewear, creasing, and general wear and aging. However, there are no seamsplits and the album remains solid and presentale – overall, still a very good collector’s copy.
The condition of the LP itself is VERY GOOD+. There is occasional light surface noise, as well as a few scattered tics, but in general the playback is quite good – overall, still a very good collector’s copy.