Oistrakh: Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 + Ravel & Chausson - DCNS 811
Jacket EX / LP EX-
This handsome LP from Disque-Club du Nouveau Siècle (DCNS 811, LP pressed in Russia by Melodiya / jacket printed in France, red torch label, mono) features David Oistrakh in a triptych of magnificent concertante performances, all made with conductor Kirill Kondrashin.
The exact contents are as follows:
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major Op. 19
Chausson: Poème for Violin and Orchestra Op. 25
All three works were recorded in 1948 with USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Moscow. All three performances are imbued with tremendous frisson and personality.
There are insightful liner notes on the reverse side of the jacket by Jean Heinemann, printed in French only. The striking cover design is uncredited alas.
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the jacket is EX, but very close to NM. There is slight bumping at corners and mild shelfwear, but that is all. There are no bends, seamsplits, owners' markings, or other defects and the jacket remains solid, bright, glossy, and highly attractive – overall, a truly excellent collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is EXCELLENT. Though there is light surface noise throughout, in general the playback remains quite fine. However, those wanting a flawless or near-MINT copy are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this rates as an excellent collector's copy.