Performed by The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Karl Munchinger
Album on the Decca Wideband ED2 grooved 'Made in England' label - the earliest pressing of this record. Comes in the original front laminated cover and Decca poly-lined inner.
Decca label, Cat No. SXL 6296
1. Bach: Fugue in A minor, BWV 947
2. Boccherini: Quintet in E, Op. 13 No. 5 - Minuet & Trio
3. Mozart: Les Petits Riens - Adagio
4. Mozart: Les Petits Riens - Pantomime
5. Hofstetter: String Quartet in F, Op. 3 No. 5 - Andante Cantabile
6. Vivaldi: Concerto "Alla Rustica" P. 143 - 1st Movement
7. Vivaldi: Concerto "Alla Rustica" P. 143 - 3rd Movement
8. Bach: Suite in No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 - Air
1. Grieg: "Holberg" Suite Op. 40 - Praludium
2. Schumann: Bilder Aus Osten, Op. 66 No. 1
3. Mozart: Divertimento No. 17 in D, K 334
4. Handel: Concerto Grosso in G minor Op. 6 No. 6 - Musette
5. Schubert: Minuet With Two Trios in C, D.89 No. 5
6. Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
Examined under a strong halogen lamp, the playing surfaces just have barely visible, even under the lamp, sleeve withdrawal marks. Visually, an EX+ grade.
Both labels are clean and unmarked with no spindle trails
The cover is in great shape with just some very light creasing and ringwear. However, the cover only grades as Fair because of ink inscriptions on the back where someone has entered the track times.
Comes in the original Decca poly-lined inner that is slightly stained.
GRADING (record / cover)
EXCELLENT + / FAIR
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
NEAR MINT - Totally unmarked, no scratches, not even faint 'hairlines' / sleeve withdrawal marks or any other signs of having been played.
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.
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 our records are dispatched using stiffeners and card mailers.
We recommend the record is cleaned properly on a high quality machine to maximise the sound quality.
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