Schuricht/Bavarian RSO: Brahms Symphony No. 4 - Guilde Internationale du Disque M-2249
Jacket EX / LP EX / German pressing
This superb LP from Guilde International du Disque (M-2249, French pressing, green/silver label, mono) features Carl Schuricht’s powerful and elegiac reading of Brahms’s Symphony No. 4 in E minor Op. 98 and Tragic Overture Op. 81, both recorded with the resplendent Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in September 1961. This is a long-breathed performance, with no want of tension, and one can only marvel at Schuricht’s sense of line and architecture. Happily the sound is as rich and warm as the playing of the Bavarian RSO.
This album was the winner of the coveted Academie Charles Cros Grande Prix du Disque.
Incidentally, the striking cover art was executed by Miriam Schottland, while the fine liner notes on the reverse side of the jacket, in French only, were written by Claude Rostand.
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the laminated flipback jacket is EXCELLENT. There is minor bumping/wear at corners, as well as light shelfwear, but really that is all. There are no seamsplits, owners’ markings, or other defects, and the album remains solid, bright, glossy, and attractive – overall, an excellent 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 enjoyable. Those requiring a flawless or near-MINT copy are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this is an excellent collector's copy.