Pierrou: Peterson-Berger Violin Concerto + Romance - Swedish EMI CSDS 1083
Jacket NM / LP NM / Swedish pressing
This superb and rare LP from EMI (CSDS 1083, Swedish pressing, black label, stereo) features violinist Nilla Pierrou in a magnificent renditions of composer Wilhelm Peterson-Berger’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra and the same composer’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra (orch. Stig Rybrandt), both recorded with conductor Stig Westerberg and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra at Eklidens Skola, Nacka, on 29 October 1967.
These are potent, lyrical works that should have a more central place in the repertoire. Nilla Pierrou plays them with enormous flair and conviction and Westerberg’s accompaniment is first rate, as is the sound.
This album, made in association with Swedish Radio, was produced by Olle Bolander and engineered by Hakan Elmquist, STIM. The striking cover photo of Pierrou was taken by Per B. Adolphson and there are splendid liner notes on the reverse side of the jacket by Lennart Hedwall, provided in both Swedish and English.
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 mild shelfwear, but that is all. There are no seamsplits, owners' markings, bends, or other defects, and the whole remains solid, bright, glossy, and attractive – overall, a lovely 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.