Hommage a Stravinsky (Ebony Concerto, Scenes de Ballet) - Philips L 01.516 L

$10.00 USD

Philips (LP)

Jacket EX / LP VG / French pressing

This beautiful gatefold LP from French Philips (Artistique L 01.516 L, French pressing, gray label, mono – no stereo edition exists) entitled "Hommage a Igor Stravinsky · Stravinsky dirige Stravinsky" features the great composer on the podium leading the Woody Herman Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic in truly brilliant performances of his own works.

The exact contents are as follows:

Fireworks · A Fantasy for Orchestra Op. 4, with Stravinsky conducting the NYPO

> rec. at Carnegie Hall on 28 January 1946

Norwegian Moods, with Stravinsky conducting the NYPO

> rec. at Carnegie Hall on 5 February 1945

Ode, with Stravinsky conducting the NYPO

> rec. at Carnegie Hall on 5 February 1945

Circus Polka, with Stravinsky conducting the NYPO

> rec. at Carnegie Hall on 4 February 1945

Ebony Concerto, with Woody Herman, clarinet, and Stravinsky conducting the Woody Herman Orchestra

> rec. at CBS Studios, Hollywood, CA on 19 August 1946

Scènes de Ballet, with Stravinsky conducting the NYPO

> rec. at Carnegie Hall, New York on 5 February 1945

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 EXCELLENT. There is a slight bump/crush to the lower-right corner, minor edgewear, and a former owners' name written to the rear panel. However, there are no seamsplits or owners' markings, and the whole remains extremely solid, bright, and very attractive in appearance – overall, an excellent collector's copy.

The condition of the LP itself is similarly VERY GOOD (Scenes de Ballet) / EXCELLENT (rest of album). The surfaces are not always CD silent (this is more notieable in the Scenes de Ballet), but in general the playback is superb – again, an excellent collector's copy.

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