Sevitzky/Indianapolis SO: Delibes Coppelia & Sylvia (rec. 1946) - RCA LM-1012
Jacket VG / LP EX / US pressing
This lovely LP from RCA Victor (LM-1032, US pressing, plum dog, mono) features conductor Fabien Sevitzky and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s fetching accounts of Leo Delibes’ ballet music for Coppelia and Sylvia, both recorded in the warm acoustics of the Murat Theater, Indianapolis, on 20 March 1946. Very few of Sevitzky’s recordings have been released during the CD era, which is a pity for he is an artist richly deserving of systematic re-issue and renewed appreciation. These performances boast tremendous verve and are imbued with a wonderful poetry and panache.
Incidentally, the engaging cover art was executed by Pedersen. There are fine liner notes (uncredited) on the reverse side of the jacket – printed in English only.
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 a 3” seamsplit to the lower-middle edge, as well as some shelfwear and discoloration. However, the jacket remains perfectly solid and presentation worthy – overall, still very much a very good collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is EXCELLENT. Although the surfaces are not absolutely silent, this is a fine copy and the playback is quite superb. Those requiring flawless or NM surfaces are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this rates as an excellent collector's copy.