Arthur Grumiaux Plays Mendelssohn & Bruch
Performed by Arthur Grumiaux (violin) with the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, conducted by Bernard Haitink.
LP in the original cover and Philips cellophane lined inner
Philips label, Cat No. 6580 022
Originally Published 1964
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
1. Allegro molto appassionato
3. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
1. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato)
2. Adagio (Adagio)
3. Finale (Allegro energico - Stringendo poco a poco - Presto)
Examined under a strong halogen lamp, I am struggling to see any marks and both sides have a wonderful gloss.
Both labels are clean and unmarked apart from a faint spindle trail on each side.
The cover has some light creasing, some wear on the edges, some surface scoring and 'bumped' corners.
The inner just has light creasing.
Note: the photos are not 'stock' photos.
GRADING (record / cover)
EXCELLENT+ / VERY GOOD
Grading Guide - Important!
I visually examine all records under a strong 35w halogen lamp, which shows up ALL defects.
I strictly grade my records according to the Rare Record Price Guide (RRPG), which, to me, means as follows:
Mint - Must be sealed or I must have evidence that it has never been played.
Near Mint - Totally unmarked, no scratches, not even faint 'hairlines' / sleeve withdrawal marks or any other signs of play.
Excellent - No scratches, just signs of having been played, such as the odd faint 'hairline' sleeve withdrawal mark that is barely visible under a strong lamp, or spindle trails on the label.
Very Good - The first mild scratches have begun to appear, but only very, very few.
Good - More scratches than Very Good and more severe, but I am confident that the record will play through without skips or sticking and will still provide a good listening experience.
Fair - The record may not play through properly with a chance of it jumping and / or it will play with significant background noise.
Poor - It definitely won't play without skipping or sticking.
Below Near Mint I will use plus or minus with a grade to highlight fine differences.
I also sometimes play-grade records and the final grade is a combination of how it plays and looks.
My cover grades are EXACTLY as stated in Record Collector magazine / RRPG. Therefore, if a cover is defaced, stained or torn it CANNOT grade better than FAIR. Likewise, if any part of the contents are missing it CANNOT grade better than POOR.
All vinyl is dispatched using stiffeners and card mailers.
We recommend the record is cleaned by a professional to maximise the sound quality.