Rampal, Gendre, Pierlot, et al: French Chamber Music - BAM LD 060 (A)
Jacket EX / LP EX / French pressing
This beautiful LP from Éditions de la Boite à Musique · BAM (LD 060 (A), French pressing, white/red "microsillon" label, mono, laminate flipback jacket) entitled "Musique français du XVIIIe siècle" features several of quite the finest French musicans of the last century – gathered together under the name "Ensemble Baroque de Paris" in magical chamber music performances, a remarkable program recorded at the Studio Magellan, Paris, circa 1962.
Heard here are the following soloists:
Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
Pierre Pierlot (oboe)
Robert Gendre (violin)
Paul Hongne (bassoon)
Robert Veyron-Lacroix (harpsichord)
And their program is as follows, all arrangements by R. Veyron Lacroix:
Bodin de Boismortier: Concerto á 5 en mi mineur
François Couperin: 13 concert royal pour flûte et hautbois
Jean-Marie Leclair: Sonata en ré majeur
François Couperin: Sonata "la Steinkerque" pour flûte, hautbois, bassoon et clavecin
Michel Corrette: Sonatille en mi bémol majeur pour flûte et clavecin
Jean-Joseph Cassanéa Mondonville: Sonata en sol majeur pour flûte, violon et clavecin
This delightful album was produced by Rosenwald. The jacket was designed by Planet. The eloquent liner notes on the reverse side of the jacket were written by Daniel Léger and are printed in French only.
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the jacket is EXCELLENT. For a 60-year-old jacket, this really rates more like NM, but to be on the conservative side I will say EX. There is minor bumping/wear at corners, but really that is all. There are no owners' markings, bends, seamsplits, or other defects, and the whole remains solid, bright, glossy, and extremely attractive – overall, this rates as a very fine collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is EXCELLENT. Although the surfaces are not absolutely silent, this is a fine copy and the playback is quite superb. Those requiring flawless or NM surfaces are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this rates as an excellent collector's copy.