Tippett Concerto for Orch (Davis)/Goehr Little Sym (Del Mar) - Philips SAL 3497

$5.00 USD

Philips (LP)

Jacket VG / LP VG / UK pressing

This excellent LP from Philips (SAL 3497 / 835 288 AY, English pressing, plum/silver “Hi-Fi Stereo” label) features the first recordings of Michael Tippett’s Concerto for Orchestra and Alexander Goehr’s Little Symphony Op. 15, both works written and first performaned in 1963.

The exact discographic details are as follows:

Tippett: Concerto for Orchestra

> with Colin Davis conducting the London Symphony Orchestra

(rec. at Wembley Town Hall, London, on 16 August 1964)

Goehr: Little Symphony Op. 15

> with Norman Del Mar conducting the London Symphony Orchestra

(rec. at Wembley Town Hall, London, on 15 August 1964)

Recorded in association with the British Council, these sessions were produced by Vittorio Negri (Tippett) and Harold Lawrence (Goehr).

There are fine notes on the reverse side of the jacket by Ian Kemp (writing on Tippett) and by David Johnson (writing on Goehr).


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 bumping/wear at corners, as well as some discoloration, a few instances of creasing, and a small sticker tear to the rear panel. However, there are no seamsplits, bends, owners' markings, or other defects, and the album remains solid, bright, glossy, and attractive – overall, a very good collector's copy.

The condition of the LP itself is VERY GOOD. Though there is light surface noise throughout, in general the playback remains enjoyable. However, those wanting a flawless or near-MINT copy are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this rates as a very good collector's copy.



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