Janacek CO: Italian Baroque Chamber Music Masterpieces - Supraphon 1110 1890 G
Jacket NM / LP NM / Czech pressing
This lovely LP from Supraphon (1110 1890 G, Czech pressing, blue/silver label, stereo) entitled “Masters of Italian Baroque Instrumental Music” features Zdenek Dejmek leading (from the violin) the Ostrava Janacek Chamber Orchestra in a wonderful mixed program, warmly recorded at the Supraphon “Domovina” Studio, Prague, from 1-5 November 1975.
Their exact program is as follows:
Tommaso Albinoni: Concerto in A Major Op. 5 No. 5
Francesco Manfredini: Concerto Grosso in D Major Op. 3 No. 9
Francesco Durante: Concerto in A Major No. 5
Giovanni Legrenzi: Sonata in E minor No. 6
Arcangelo Corelli: Sarabande, Giga e Badinerie
This album was produced by Jan Vrana and engineered by Vaclav Zamazal. There are fine liner notes on the reverse side of the jacket by Milos Navratil, printed in German, English, and French. The striking cover design was executed by Mioslav Zacek.
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. Really, there are no flaws to speak of and the album appears virtually as new – overall, this rates as a very fine collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is near-MINT and the playback is superb – overall, a lovely collector's copy.