Shiokawa/Kloss: Reger Violin Concerto in A Major Op. 101 - Colosseum (Colos SM 514)
Jacket EX / LP EX / German pressing
This superb LP from Colosseum (Colos SM 514, German pressing, orange label, stereo) features Yuuko Shiokawa’s magnificent rendition of Max Reger’s Violin Concerto in A Major Op. 101, recorded with conductor Erich Kloss and the Nürnberger Symphoniker circa 1970.
Reger’s Violin Concerto is a major work, and this is a major statement of it, one deserving of renewed appreciate and re-issue on CD. This recording was produced by Willy Luther and engineered by Heinz Schürer. There are excellent liner notes on the reverse side of the jacket by Otto Eberhard, the texts printed in both German and English.
Note: This superlative pressing was made on medium-weight vinyl, and not on the later thin, floppy vinyl – a fine (and first!) edition of this remarkable recording.
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the laminated jacket is EXCELLENT. There is minor bumping/wear at corners, but that is all. There are no seamsplits, bends, scuffs, owners’ markings, or other defects. The fine laminate finish is perfectly intact and the album remains solid, bright, glossy, and highly attractive – overall, a very fine 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 good. However, those wanting CD silent surfaces are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this rates as an excellent collector's copy.