Rosand: Mendelssohn & Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos - Vox QTV-S 34553 (sealed)
Jacket NM / LP MINT (sealed) / US pressing
This outstanding (still-sealed) LP from Vox Turnabout (QTV-S 34553, US pressing, label iteration unknown – presumably purple/silver label, stereo) features the great Aaron Rosand, here partnered by conductor Louis de Froment and the Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, in magnificent performances of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 35, both recorded by German Radio Stuttgart in 1973. Rosand’s accounts can withstand the most exalted comparisons and one senses a tremendous personality behind the playing. For all those who treasure the art of the violin, these remarkale recodings will prove revelatory.
Incidentally, for this album Rosand played the 1741 Guarnerius del Gesu (“ex-Kochanski”).
There are superb liner notes (uncredited) on the reverse side of the jacket, printed in English only. The cover art / 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 still-sealed jacket is near-MINT. Really, there are almost no flaws to speak of, some slight bumping at corners, perhaps, but that is all. Otherwise, the album appears almost as new – a very fine collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is MINT. This is a sealed, unplayed LP – the perfect collector's copy.