Tree & Eto: Mozart Duos for Violin & Viola K. 423 & K. 424 - Nonesuch N-78005
Jacket EX / LP NM / US pressing
This lovely LP from Nonesuch (N-78005, US pressing, silver label, stereo) features violinist Toshiya Eto and violist Michael Tree in supremely eloquent renditions of Mozart’s Duos for Violin and Viola No. 1 in G Major K. 423 and No. 2 in B-flat Major K. 424, both recorded in the warm acoustics of Imaichi City Culture Center, Japan, on 17-18 October 1978.
This is exalted playing by any measure and all those who treasure the art of the violin (and viola), and great chamber music playing, will find much to savor here. The sound is truly first rate.
This album was produced by Masamitsu Kurokawa and engineered by Masaki Ohno. There are splendid liner notes on the reverse side of the jacket by Daniel Schillaci and the beautiful cover design was executed by Ron Coro and Kathy Morthesis.
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 a small bit of crushing to the lower-left corner and mild discoloration along the edges. However, there are no seamsplits, bends, or owners' markings and the album remains solid, bright, and highly attractive – overall, an excellent collector's copy.
The condition of the LP is near-MINT and playback is superb – overall, a truly fine collector's copy.