Schneiderhan/BPO: Mozart Violin Concerto K. 207 + Adagio K. 261, etc. - DG SLPM 139 464
Jacket EX / LP EX / German pressing
This beautiful LP – a fine collector's copy – from Deutsche Grammophon (SLPM 139 464, German pressing, white circle label, stereo) features Wolfgang Schneiderhan and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra's glowing accounts of Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Major K. 207, the Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E Major K. 261, the Rondo Concertante for Violin and Orchestra in B-flat Major K. 269 and the Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C Major K. 373, all recorded in the rich acoustics of the Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin during March 1965. This is highly cultivated playing by a master musician, Mozart that is not to everyone's tastes, perhaps, but absolutely worth hearing. Schneiderhan brings a lifetime's wisdom and experience to these works and the recording is of DG's very finest analog quality – superb!
The production direction for this album was Karl Faust, the artistic supervisor Rainer Brock, and the sound engineer Hans-Peter Schweigmann.
Incidentally, there are excellent liner notes on the reverse side of the jacket – provided in German, English, and French – by Andreas Holschneider. The front cover are is uncredited.
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of jacket is EXCELLENT. There is minor bumping/wear at corners, as well as some slight creasing, but that is all. There are no seamsplits, bends, owners' markings, or other defects, and the whole remains solid, bright, and glossy – in all, a fine collector's copy.
The condition of the LP is EXCELLENT. Although the surfaces are not CD silent, in general the playback is quite fine. However, those requiring CD silent surfaces are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this rates as an excellent collector's copy.