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Toscanini/NBC SO: Ma Vlast, Sorcerer's Apprentice, Danse Macabre - RCA LM-1118

$7.00 USD

RCA (LP)

Jacket EX / Vinyl EX / US pressing

This fine LP from RCA (LM-1118, US pressing, plum dog, mono) features conductor Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra in a thrilling program of orchestral showpieces, all brought off with tremendous verve and elan, the NBC players responding with poetry and panache.

The exact contents are as follows:

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

> rec. at NBC Studio 8-H, New York City, on 19 March 1950

Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre Op. 40

> rec. at NBC Studio 8-H, New York City, on 1 July 1950

Bedrich Smetana: Vlata (The Moldau), from Vlatava (My Homeland)

> rec. at NBC Studio 8-H, New York City, on 19 March 1950

Incidentally, there are superlative liner notes on the reverse side of the jacket by Charles Beaumont, printed in English only. The striking cover design is uncredited.

CONDITION:

The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.

The condition of the jacket is EXCELLENT. There is mild discoloration, but really that is all. There are no seamsplits, owners' markings, or other defects, and the album remains very solid, bright, and highly attractive - overall, this is an excellent 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.

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