Being auctioned is a near mint (played only once) copy of the 4 LP, 180 gram, single sided 45 RPM Classic Records reissue of Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, performed by Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, originally issued in 1960 by RCA Records as LSC-1934-45.
Classic Records earned a solid reputation by reissuing long-out-of-print and highly sought out classical titles originally released by RCA in the late 1950s and early 1960s. These pressings offered great dynamics and wide, impressive soundstages. Unfortunately, they also sold in limited numbers when new and finding mint used copies has become quite difficult. Classic Records began reissuing many of these titles in the mid 1990s, first as 180 gram 33 1/3 LPs, and later as limited edition pressings cut at 45 RPM on multiple, single-sided discs for optimum sound quality. Some of these titles were pressed multiple times at different weights and types of vinyl. Later pressings note Quiex SV, Quiex SV-P, Clarity Vinyl or 200 Gram vinyl on the jackets. Earlier, 180 gram 1st pressings omit this.
The four discs are in a printed cover that duplicates the original RCA release. The label art duplicates the original RCA “shaded dog” artwork from the label of the original release. This is an early pressing; there is no mention of “Quiex”, “200 gram” or “Clarity” on the cover.
Item ships from Canada and i will cover the shipping and Paypal fees.
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