Schneiderhan: Stravinsky Violin Concerto / Prokofiev Violin Sonata No. 2 - DG LPM 18794
Jacket VG / LP EX / German pressing
This beautiful and rare LP from Deutsche Grammophon (LPM 18794, German pressing, tulip label, mono, original inner sleeve included) features Wolfgang Schneiderhan in brilliant performances of Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major and Prokofiev’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 Op. 94a. With Frank Martin’s Concerto (to be found on Decca), this LP was one of the few repertoire curve balls that Schneiderhan threw on record, and it is well worth knowing, as he brings his usual flair and insight into these two 20th Century masterpieces.
The exact discographic information is as follows:
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D Major
> with Karel Ancerl conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
(rec. at the Jesus Christus-Kirche, Berlin, on 3 December 1962)
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 2 Op. 94a
> with Carl Seeman, pianist
(rec. at the Jesus Christus-Kirche, Berlin, on 10 February 1961)
These recordings were produced by Hans Weber and engineered by Günter Hermanns. On the reverse side of the record can be found the publication date of 4/63. There are excellent liner notes (uncredited) on the reverse side, printed in German, English, and French. The striking cover design and photo of Schneiderhan 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 lacket is VERY GOOD. There are two small cuts to the open edge of the jacket, as well as bumping at corners, general edgewear, and ringwear/discoloration to the rear panel, but that is all. However, there are no seamsplits, bends, owners’ markings, or other defects and the album remains solid, bright, glossy, and highly attractive – overall, this rates as a very good collector’s copy.
The condition of the LP itself is EXCELLENT. Although the surfaces are not absolutely silent, really this is a fine copy and the playback is quite superb. Those requiring CD silent surfaces are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this rates as an excellent collector's copy.