Mitropoulos/NYPO: Mendelssohn Symphonies Nos. 3 & 5 - Philips A 01174 L
Jacket VG / LP GOOD / German pressing
This beautiful LP from Philips (A 01174 L, German pressing, plum/silver Minigroove label, mono) features Dimitri Mitropoulos and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra's bewitching accounts of Mendelssohn's Symphonies No. 3 in A minor Op. 56 "Scotch" and No. 5 in D Major Op. 107 "Reformation", both recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, on 2 November 1953. These were works that Mitropoulos alwayls conducted exceedingly well, and here is not exception, with the New Yorkers on brilliant, dashing form throughout.
The condition of the jacket is VERY GOOD. There is some bumping/wear at corners, as well as some discoloration and creasing, but that is all. There are no owners' markings, bends, or seamsplits, and the album remains solid, bright, and glossy – overall, an excellent collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is GOOD. There is some surface noise and a few tics, but this is still an enjoyable copy – overall, a decent collector's copy.