I Musici: Vivaldi "Concerto con Titoli" (with Michelucci, Ayo, et al.) - Philips 835 002 AY
Jacket VG / LP VG / Dutch pressing
This superb LP from Philips (835 002 AY, Dutch pressing, red/silver label / bold letter logo, stereo) entitled “Vivaldi · Concerti con Titoli” features several of the “choice” (or better-known) concerti Vivaldi wrote, played here by some of the world’s finest soloists, accompanied throughout by the crack Italian ensemble I Musici.
The exact contents are as follows:
Concerto in E minor Op. 11 No. 2 R. 277 (P. 106) “Il favorito”
> with Roberto Michelucci, violin
Concerto in E Major R. 270 (P. 248) “Il riposo”
> with Anna Maria Cotogni, violin
Concerto in C minor R. 199 (P. 419) “Il sospetto”
> with Luciano Vicari, violin
Concerto in D Major R. 234 (P. 208) “L’inquietudine”
> with Walter Gallozzi, violin
Concerto in E Major R. 271 (P. 246) “L’amoroso”
> with Felix Ayo, violin
There are liner notes (uncredited) on the reverse side of the jacket, printed in English only. The lovely cover art is similarly uncredited.
There are liner notes (uncredited) on the reverse side of the jacket, printed in German only. The lovely 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 wear at corners, light discoloration (more so along the edges) and general aging. However, there are no bends, seamsplits, owners' markings, or other defects and the album remains solid, bright, glossy, and highly attractive – overall, a very good collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is VERY GOOD. Though there is light surface noise throughout, in general the playback remains excellent. However, those wanting a flawless or near-MINT copy are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this rates as a very good collector's copy.