Janssen: Beethoven Wellington's Victory + Krips in Ovs - Everest 3119 (sealed)
Jacket VG / LP MINT (sealed)
This fine LP – a still-sealed copy – from Everest (3119 / S-2449, US pressing, label iteration unknown, stereo) features rare recordings of Beethoven’s score Wellington’s Victory Op. 91 (“Battle Symphony”), as well as the composer’s King Stephen Overture Op. 117, set down on 78s by conductor Werner Janssen and the Symphony of Los Angeles in the 1940s and only receiving its first LP issue here on Everest.
Filling out the disc are the much more familiar recordings of Josef Krips and the London Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 Op. 72a and Egmont Overture Op. 84, both taped at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, in January 1960.
There are informative liner notes on the reverse side of the jacket by Edward Applebaum, provided in English only. The charming cover art is 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. Though a genuinely sealed copy, there is a bend/crease to the upper-left corner, and bumping at the other corners. However, there are no seamsplits, owners’ markings, or other defects and the album remains solid, bright, and attractive – overall, a very good collector’s copy.
The condition of the LP is MINT. This is a still-sealed, unplayed copy – the ideal collector's copy.