Rosand: Saint-Saëns Violin Con #3 / Sarasate Carmen Fantasy - Parnass (ST-PL 8)
Jacket VG / LP VG / German pressing
This outstanding LP from Parnass (ST-PL 8, heavy flat German pressing, blue label, stereo, generic jacket) features Aaron Rosand's wonderful accounts of Saint-Saëns' Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor Op. 61 and Sarsate's Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra Op. 25, both recorded in 1956 with Tibor Szöke and the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Rosand brings not only high-flying brilliance to these works, but also great charm and poetry and he is ably seconded by Szoke and the superlative SWF Orchestra – a winner all-round.
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the stitched-seam jacket is VERY GOOD. There is some bumping/wear at corners, as well as edgewear, mild discoloration, and a small bit of writing to the rear flap. However, there are no seamsplits or other defects and the album remains solid and attractive – overall, a very good collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is VERY GOOD. There is occasional light surface noise and some soft scattered tics, but in general the playback remains superb. If, however, you want a flawless or near-MINT copy, then please do not buy this LP. Overall, this rates as a very good collector's copy.