Ormandy: Prokofiev Lt. Kije, "Classical" Symphony, Love for 3 Oranges Suite - CBS 29238-3
Jacket VG / LP NM / German pressing (club issue)
This beautiful glossy LP from German CBS / Deutscher Schallplattenclub (29238-3, German pressing, blue/black label, stereo, glossy laminated jacket, stereo) features one of the great Prokofiev album of the stereo era, with his pre-eminent interpreter in the West, the conductor Eugene Ormandy. The Fabulous Philadelphians play with breathtaking virtuosity and tonal lustre – really, this is extraordinary music-making by any measure, and in superlative sound.
Included are the following works of Prokofiev:
Symphony No. 1 in D Major Op. 25 “Classical”
(recorded at Town Hall, Philadelphia on 26 March 1961)
Lieutenant Kije Suite Op. 60
(recorded at Town Hall, Philadelphia on 9 December 1962)
Love for Three Oranges Suite Op. 33a
(recorded at Town Hall, Philadelphia on 24 February 1963)
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the jacket is VERY GOOD. There is a small tear to the open edge of the jacket, as well as slight bumping at corners, minor creasing, and a bit of shelfwear, but that is all. There are no seamsplits, bends, or owners’ markings, and the album remains solid, bright, glossy, and very attractive in appearance – overall, a very good collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is near-MINT and the playback is superb – a wonderful collector's copy.