Davis/LSO: Mozart Symphonies Nos. 25, 29 & 32 - Philips 835 262 AY (red/silver)
Jacket VG+ / LP NM / Dutch pressing
This superb LP from Philips (835 262 AY, Dutch pressing, red/silver label, stereo) features Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra’s wonderfully buoyant and songful accounts o Mozart’s Symphonies No. 25 in G minor K. 183, No. 29 in A Major K. 201, and No. 32 in G Major K. 318, all recorded in the warm acoustics of Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, on 26, 27, and 29 November 1963 (producer: Vittorio Negri). These are warm and exalted performances that recall to mind the Mozart conducting of Bruno Walter – superb!
There are superlative liner notes (uncredited) on the reverse side of the jacket – printed in English only. The striking cover art is similarly uncredited.
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 minor bumping/wear at corners, as well as slight creasing and shelfwear, but that is all. There are no seamsplits, owners’ markings, bends, or other defects, and the album remains solid, bright, and highly attractive – overall, an excellent collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is near-MINT. Although the surfaces are not completely silent (and thus I have rated it NM vs. MINT), really this is a very fine copy and playback is superb. However, if you must have absolutely perfect surfaces, then please do not buy this LP. Overall, this rates as a lovely collector's copy.