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Cassado: Cello Concertos by Vivaldi (RV 409), Boccherini (No. 9) & Haydn (No. 2) - Vox PL 10.970

$2.00 USD

Vox (LP)

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.



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