Micault: Liszt piano recital (Don Juan Fantasy, La Campanella, etc.) - CFD 102
Jacket GOOD / LP VG / French pressing
This handsome and LP from Club français du disque (CFD 102, French pressing, blue/white label, mono, standard CFD jacket) features the splendid pianist Jean Micault in a dazzling all-Liszt recital.
The exact contents are as follows:
Réminiscences de Don Juan (Mozart) S. 418
La Campanella, No. 3 from Grandes études de Paganini S. 141
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor S. 244
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C-sharp minor S. 244
Micault studied with Jules Gentil at the Paris Conservatoire and was a superlative pianist whose discography is very much worth seeking out.
Note: If a booklet was enclosed with this issue, it is missing, alas. Otherwise, the ensemble is fine.
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the jacket is GOOD. There is a bend and creasing to the upper-left corner, as well as edgewear and discoloration to the rear panel. However, there are no seamsplits, owners marking, or other defects, and the album remains solid, bright, and attractive – overall, still a decent collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is VERY GOOD. Though there is light surface noise throughout, in general the playback remains enjoyable. However, those wanting a flawless or near-MINT copy are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this rates as a very good collector's copy.