Heksch/Amsterdam Piano Qnt: Schubert "Trout" Quintet - Epic LC 3046 (still sealed)
Jacket NM / LP MINT (sealed) / US pressing
This beautiful and amazingly still-sealed LP from Epic (LC 3046, US pressing, label variation unknown, mono) features The Amsterdam Piano Quintet in a sparkling and sonful account of Schubert's "Trout" Quintet D. 667 with the splendid pianist Alice Heksch at the keyboard, recorded in superlative sound on 27 October 1953.
She is joined by first violinist Nap de Klijn, violist Paul Godwin, cellist Carel van Leeuwen Boomkamp, and bassist Lion Groen. One can only hope that Alice Heksch's Philips recordings will one day be re-issued in the label's "Original Masters" series – indeed, one could say the same of Nap de Klijn's Philips discography. This is exalted chamber music playing by any measure – 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 EXCELLENT. Atlhough this a truly sealed, unplayed copy, there is nonetheless some slight edgewear, bumping at corners and discoloration to the edges of the jacket. However, there are no seamsplits, owners' markings or other defects and the album remains solid, bright, and very presentation worthy – an excellent collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is MINT. This is a sealed, unplayed copy – the ideal collector's copy.