Wodiczko/Polish RSO: Stravinsky Le sacre du printemps - Muza XL 0520 (stereo)
Jacket GOOD / LP EX / Polish pressing
This superb LP from Muza (SXL 0520, Polish pressing, blue label, stereo) features conductor Bohdan Wodiczko and the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra’s high-octance account of Igor Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps, recorded circa 1976. Completely forgotten today, this is a bracing performance, though not shorn of color, very much deserving of re-issue on disc.
This album was produced by J. Urbanski and engineered by K. Urbanska, and one can distinctly hear the haul this remarkable recording was made in.
Incidentally, the beautiful cover art was executed by W. Grzybowska. There are fine liner notes on the reverse side of the jacket by Ludwik Erhardt, printed in Polish and English.
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the jacket is GOOD. There is bumping/wear to the lower-right corner, as well as edgewear and mild discoloration. However, there are no seamsplits, owners’ markings, bends, or other defects, and the album remains solid, bright, and highly attractive – overall, a very good collector's copy.
The condition of the LP itself is EXCELLENT. Though there is light surface noise throughout, in general the playback remains quite fine. However, those wanting a flawless or near-MINT copy are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this rates as an excellent collector's copy.