Morini/Fricsay: Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 Op. 26 - DG J 73 112 (10" LP), NM
Jacket NM / LP NM
This handsome and rather rare 10" LP from Deutsche Grammophon (J 73 112, German pressing, Club Sonderflage series, AH tulip label, mono) features Erica Morini's vibrant and lyrical account of Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op. 26, recorded at in the warm acoustics of Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem from 14 to 17 October 1958, with Ferenc Fricsay conducting the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. This reading remains a landmark in the Bruch discography, as well as one of Morini's very finest concerto recordings.
There are brief liner notes (uncredited) on the reverse side of the jacket, printed in German only. The cover design is similarly uncredited.
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the jacket is near-MINT. There is extremely mild discoloration, but that is all. There are no seamsplits, owners' markings, or other defects, and the album remains solid, bright, glossy, and highly attractive – overall, an outstanding collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is near-MINT. Though the surfaces are not perfectly silent (and thus I have rated it NM vs. MINT) this is a fine copy and playback is superb. If you must have perfect surfaces, then please do not buy this LP. Overall, this rates as a NM collector's copy.