Lessona: Franck Prelude, Chorale, et Fugue + Schumann - Cetra CSO 3
Jacket EX / LP EX / Italian pressing
This handsome and quite rare LP from Cetra (CSO 3, Italian pressing, goldish brown label, mono) features the splendid, and too little-known, Italian pianist Lodovico Lessona (1928- ), a pupil of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, in a superb program pairing Schumann and Franck.
The exact contents are as follows:
Prelude, Chorale, et Fugue
Three Romances Op. 28
Allegro in B minor Op. 8
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the jacket is EXCELLENT. There is slight bumping at corners, as well as minor edgewear and mild discoloration, but that is all. There are no seamsplits, owners' markings, or other defects and the album remains solid, bright, glossy and attractive in appearance – overall, an excellent collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is EXCELLENT. Although the surfaces are not CD silent, in general the playback is quite superb – overall, an excellent collector's copy.