Kempe/Berlin PO: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 - Capitol G 7219 (sealed)
Jacket NM / LP MINT (sealed) / US pressing
his beautiful LP – a still-sealed copy – from Capitol (G 7219, US pressing, label iteration unknown – presumably rainbow label, mono) features conductor Rudolf Kempe and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s magnificent account of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64, recorded in the rich acoustics of the Grünewaldkirche, Berlin on 2 May 1959.
Incidentally, there are superlative liner notes on the reverse side of the jacket by Malcolm Rayment, printed in English only. The striking 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 still-sealed jacket is near-MINT. There is very slight wear at corners, but that is all; otherwise, the album appears as new. Overall, this rates as a truly fine collectors copy.
The condition of the LP itself is MINT. This is an unplayed, pristine, sealed LP – the ideal collector's copy.