Dorati, Paray, Fennell: "Curtain Up!" (Sym Dances) - Mercury MG50293, LP sealed

$10.00 USD

Mercury (LP)

Jacket NM / LP MINT (sealed) / US pressing

This outstanding album – the LP is still sealed – from Mercury (MG50293, US pressing, plum/silver label, mono) entitled “Curtain Up! Symphonic Dance Favorites” features three of the label’s finest conductors – Antal Dorati, Paul Paray, and Frederick Fennel – in a rousing collection of symphonic dances, all brought off with tremendous panache and brilliance.

The exact contents are as follows:

Johann Strauss II: Roses from the South Waltz

Johann Strauss II: Champagne Polka

Eduard Strauss: Bahn Frei Polka

Antonin Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Nos. 6 and 7

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 6 and 7

Aram Khachaturian: Sabre Dance, from Gayne

Modest Mussorgsky: Dance of the Persian Slaves

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

Georges Bizet: Farandole from L’Arlesienne

Arthur Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba

Aaron Copland: Hoe Down from Rodeo

There are brief liner notes (uncredited) on the reverse side of the jacket, printed in English only. The striking cover design is similarly uncredited.

CONDITION:

The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.

The condition of the jacket is near-MINT. Aside from minuscule wear at corners, really there are no flaws to speak of and the album appears as new – overall, a truly fine collector's copy.

The condition of the LP is MINT. This is a still-sealed, unplayed copy – the ideal collector's copy.

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