PHILIPS LP 412 015-1: TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto, ACCARDO, 1976
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Background -
Salvatore Accardo (September 26, 1941, Turin, Italy) is an outstanding Italian violin virtuoso, best known as a master of the works of Niccolo Paganini, but equally accomplished across a wide variety of repertory for the instrument. His playing is characterized by a taut, visceral tone and a disciplined musical approach that avoids self-indulgence. Having also established himself as a successful conductor, chamber musician, and teacher, Accardo may be considered one of the most accomplished and influential musicians of his generation.

Accardo was born in the northern Italian town of Turin, but as a teenager he went to Naples to study violin at the Conservatorio di San Pietro a Majella; it was there, at the age of 13, that he gave his first performance of the devilish Caprices of Paganini, beginning a lifelong association with that music. He later studied in Siena, at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana. After winning the 1956 Geneva Competition and the 1958 Paganini Competition in Genoa, Accardo began a performing career that has kept him busy ever since, both as a soloist with major orchestras and as a recitalist. His repertory includes all of the violin music of Paganini, the solo partitas of J.S. Bach, virtually every mainstream violin concerto from the Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras, and a number of contemporary works. Works composed specifically for Accardo include Walter Piston's Fantasia for violin and orchestra, Iannis Xenakis' Dikhthas, and Franco  Donatoni's Argot. The most notable entries in Accardo's extensive discography include his complete cycle of Paganini concertos (the first of its kind), Max Bruch's complete music for violin and orchestra, and the complete sonatas and partitas of Bach.

In 1968, he founded the Italian Chamber Orchestra and became its first conductor. He later conducted the ensemble I Musici, and in 1994 he was appointed conductor of the Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo in Naples. He is a founding member of the Accardo String Quartet and of the Walter Stauffer Academy, where he routinely gives master classes, and also of the Cremona Academy for string players. In 1987, he published a book, L'arte del violino. ~ Allen Schrott, All Music Guide

PHILIPS Records LP item - RED record labels with WHITE lettering - see pictures for more detail
Record Made in HOLLAND (Dutch / Netherlands)
Pressing is in STEREO
Record Speed: 33 rpm
Record Made in: circa 1976
Record Catalog Number: 412 015-1

This listing is for a very rare, out of print LP featuring -

TCHAIKOVSKY / Salvatore Accardo

Performers on this recording include -
Salvatore Accardo, violin
Sir Colin Davis, conductor
The BBC Symphony Orchestra

LP Title -
TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO - SALVATORE ACCARDO

Track listings -
1. Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
2. Serenade Melancolique, Op. 26
3. Valse - Scherzo, Op. 34

CONDITION Details:
The JACKET:
The LP jacket is in near MINT minus condition.
The jacket has NO seam splits - it is completely intact, and shows only some very mild shelf wear.
It has NO drill holes or saw marks of any kind.
There is NO writing on the front or back of the jacket.
The cover has clean and sharp colors - see picture with this listing for more detail.

The LP (vinyl) itself:
The LP is in near MINT minus condition!
It retains most of the original gloss and sheen, almost like a new record!
The record has no marks on it, obviously well taken care of.
NO spindle marks either.
This is the copy you have always wanted in your collection - any picky audiophile should be happy with this one!
This LP may have a slight mark or two (spider marks) which are caused by sliding the LP in and out of the inner sleeve and are usually not audible on most audio systems, depending of course, on the sensitivity of your turntable, arm and cartridge.

Please understand that this is a vintage record LP - as such, one cannot expect the vinyl to sound like a brand new, audiophile pressing! Some noise is inevitable - for best results, always properly clean your LPs before playing them.

The LP is an audiophile quality pressing (any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system).

A Short Note About LP GRADING -
Mint {M} = Only used for sealed items.
Near Mint {NM} = Virtually flawless in every way.
Near Mint Minus {NM-} = Item has some minor imperfections, some audible.
Excellent {EXC} = Item obviously played and enjoyed with some noise.
Very Good Plus {VG+} = Many more imperfections which are noticeable and obtrusive.

Don't let this rarity slip by!!!

  • Item #: Philips LP 412 015-1
  • Manufacturer: Philips Records
  • Condition: Used

PHILIPS LP 412 015-1: TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto, ACCARDO, 1976

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