Schoenberg Quartet: Berg Lyric Suite & String Quartet Op. 3 - Schwann (DDD)
Jacket VG / LP NM / German pressing
This fine LP from Schwann Musica Mundi (VMS 1072, German Teldec pressing / DMM · Direct Metal Mastering, DDD stereo) features the Schönberg Quartet’s magnificent accounts of Alban Berg’s String Quartet Op. 3 and Lyric Suite, recorded at Oud-Katholiek Kerk, Utrecht, The Netherlands, in October and November 1985 (producer: Adriaan Verstijnen).
At this time the Schoenberg Quartet was comprised of Janneke van der Meer (1st violin), Wim de Jong (2nd violin), Henk Guittart (viola), and Hans Woudenberg (cello).
Incidentally, the cover design was executed by Peter J. Kahrl. There are fine liner notes by Elmer Schönberger, provided in English, German, and French.
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the jacket is VERY GOOD. There is slight wear at corners and a few small instances of scuffing, but that is all. There are no seamsplits, bends, owners' markings, or other defects and the album remains solid, bright, and presentation worthy – overall a very good collector's copy.
The condition of the LP is near-MINT and playback is superb – overall, a truly fine collector's copy.