CLASSIC RECORDS LP LSC 2323: Capriccio Italien & Espagnol - SS
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Background on this item -
As some audiophiles are keenly aware, Classic Record titles that were issued on 180 gram vinyl (or of less weight), sounded much better than the later 200 gram versions of the same title. Apparently this has to do with the vinyl presses that were used to make the LPs when they switched over to 200 gram vinyl. These machines were never set up to handle the extra thick, 200 gram versions. And to simply flip from 180 to 200 proved very problematic. The vinyl was noisy. There were pressing flaws. All in all, an inferior product when compared to the heavy, but much better sounding 180 gram vinyl. Classic Records came out with all kinds of variants for their 200 gram pressings - remember all that? If you lived through that period, you likely were wondering why there were so many versions of the same music being made by the same company! It was simply that the 200 gram versions were inferior to the earlier pressings made on 180 gram vinyl. This is the reason why the 180 gram versions not only cost much more to acquire now, but they did, in fact, sound much better. As a collector, you will probably want to try a few versions yourself to see if audiophiles were simply imagining what they were hearing - this is your chance to acquire one such title. This LP is on 180 gram vinyl. It is one of the first pressings made of this title and best of all, it's factory sealed! Don't wait too long to get these LPs as supplies are disappearing. When they are gone, they are gone forever and we all know what that means insofar as (increasing) prices are concerned.

Kiril Kondrashin became an overnight sensation when he accompanied Van Cliburn’s celebrated RCA Victor recording of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto in 1958. In October of that same year, RCA captured Kondrashin leading a hand-picked ensemble of New York’s most celebrated orchestral musicians in performances of two of Russia’s most popular and colorful orchestral masterpieces, Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol.

Record Made in the USA
Pressing is in STEREO
Record Speed: 33 1/3 rpm
Earliest version of this audiophile reissue on 180-gram virgin vinyl - long out of print
Record Made in: circa 1990's
Record Catalog Number: LSC 2323

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Music on this LP Title:
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Rimsky-Korsakoff: Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34

Performed By -
Oscar Shumsky, violin
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Kiril Kondrashin, conductor


The LP jacket is in Mint condition - this item is FACTORY SEALED.
The jacket has NO seam splits - it is completely intact.
The jacket has NO drill holes or saw marks of any kind.
The outer plastic cellophane (bag) wrap is perfect. The perforated seam is completely intact.
There is NO hand writing on the front or back of the jacket.
The cover has clean and sharp colors - see pictures with this listing for more detail.

The LP (vinyl) itself:
The LP is assumed to be in MINT condition as this item is FACTORY SEALED!
This is the mint copy you have always wanted in your collection - any super picky audiophile would be happy with this one!

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 #: Classic Records LP LSC 2323 SS
  • Manufacturer: Classic Records
  • Condition: New

CLASSIC RECORDS LP LSC 2323: Capriccio Italien & Espagnol - SS

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