Chavez: Sinfonias India, de Antigona and Romantica - Everest LPBR 6029 - superb!
Jacket EX / Vinyl EX (US pressing - mono)
This beautiful LP from Everest (LPBR 6029, US pressing, silver/black label – ED1, mono, thick heavy jacket) features the original issue of Carlos Chavez's stunning accounts of his own Sinfonia India, Sinfonia de Antigona, and the Symphony No. 4 ("Sinfonia Romantica"), the latter a world premiere.
Recorded in demonstration quality sound at New York's Manhattan Center in 1959 with the Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New York (largely the New York Philharmonic Orchestra), Chavez draws playing of rich exoticism and brilliant panache – really, this is hard to beat.
On the back of the jacket, in addition to the superlative liner notes by Herbert Weinstock, are printed in the production credits:
Recording Director: Bert Whyte
Technical Director: Robert J. Engler
Musical Director: Raoul Poliakin
Recording Engineer: Aaron Nathanson
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the jacket is EXCELLENT. There is minor bumping at corners and very slight edgewear, but that is all. There are no seamsplits, owners’ markings, bends, 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. Although the surfaces are not absolutely silent, this is a fine copy and the playback is quite superb. Those requiring flawless or NM surfaces are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this rates as an excellent collector's copy.