Rare Audiophile Vinyl LP Accardo Vivaldi The Four Seasons LP Philips 422 065-1

Sold Date: January 13, 2022
Start Date: August 15, 2021
Final Price: $999.99 (USD)
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This item comes from a collection of rare and desirable classical records which I have been collecting over the years. There are many highly sought after "Golden Age" stereo pressings form Decca SXL, Columbia SAX, HMV ASD, Philips 'Hi-Fi Stereo', Mercury Living Presence, RCA Living Stereo series, audiophile and TAS listed items, and early mono pressings on Les Discophiles Francais, Ducretet-Thomson, Lumen, Pre-Melodiya etc. Featuring artists and conductors such as Furtwangler, Ansermet, Klemperer, Cluytens, Kempe, Szell, Campoli, Ricci, Oistrakh, Milstein, Kogan, Shafran, Rostropovich, Starker, Fournier, Mainardi, Martzy, Ida Haendel and many others.

Salvatore Accardo - Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni 

Le Quattro Stagioni From "Il Cimento Dell'Armonia E Dell'Invenzione" Op. 8 

Concerto No. 1 In E, RV 269 "La Primavera" 

Concerto No. 2 In G Minor, RV 315 "L'Estate" 

Concerto No. 3 In F, RV 293 "L'Autunno" 

Concerto No. 4 In F Minor, RV 297 "L'Inverno" 

Concerto In B Minor, RV 580 For 4 Violins 

Concerto In F Major, RV 551 For 3 Violins 

Recorded live at the 5th Cremona Festival, during the International Week of Chamber Music in Naples. This recording features performances on instruments made by the famous Antonio Stradivari: "La Primavera" (Spring) features the 1715 Stradivari violin known as "Il Cremonese", once owned by Joseph Jochim and now in the possession of the City of Cremona. "L'estate" (Summer) features the 1727 Stradivari violin known as the "Ex-Raynier". "L'autunno" (Autumn) features the 1718 Stradivari violin known as "Firebird". "L'inverno" (Winter) features the ex-Francescatti 1727 Stradivari violin known as the "Hart". All three of these instruments are (or were at the time) owned by Accardo, who brings the particular qualities of each of the four instruments to full effect in these works.

Highly sought-after original first pressing LP on Philips Classics label 422 065-1. The record grades VG+ due to some light harmless hairlines and the cover is in beautiful NM condition.

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