Jochum: Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1 (Bavarian RSO) & 8 (BPO) - DG LPM 18519
Jacket VG / LP EX / German pressing
This handsome LP from Deutsche Grammophon (LPM 18519, German pressing, tulip label, mono) features Eugen Jochum's magniicent accounts of Beethoven's Symphonies No. 1 in C Major Op. 21 and No. 8 in F Major Op. 93. The former was recorded on 3 and 5 April 1959 at the Herkules-Saal, Munich with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, while the latter was set down on 30 April, and 2 and 5 May 1958 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Both works are imbued with tremendous verve and resiliency, the two orchestras on inspired form, and DG's sound truly superb.
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 bumping and wear at corners, slight creasing and edgewear, and mild discoloration to the rear panel. However, there are no seamsplits or owners' markings, and the album remains solid, bright, and glossy – overall, a very good collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is EXCELLENT. Although the surfaces are not silent, really this is a fine copy and the playback is enjoyable. However, those requiring a flawless or near-MINT copy are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this is an excellent collector's copy.