Andy Warhol Cover Art: Baumgartner Conducts Mozart 4 Divertimenti - Epic LC 3081

End Price: USD 300
Start Price: USD 795
End Date: 2017-04-07
Start Date: 2017-03-16

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Andy Warhol Cover Art: Baumgartner Conducts Mozart 4 Divertimenti - Epic LC 3081


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This handsome and extraordinarily rare LP from Epic (LC 3081, US pressing, yellow radial label, mono) features what is arguably among the rarest of the albums for which the great Andy Warhol executed the cover art. In addition, unlike some of the other jackets graced by his work, this particular one even bears the clear attribution "Warhol" in the lower-right corner.

 

This album was issued in 1956 as part of the label's Mozart Jubilee series and is highly elusive. It contains four Mozart Wind Divertimentos with the Wind Instrument Ensemble of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the eminent Mozart conductor and scholar Bernard Paumgartner.

 

The exact contents are as follows, all works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

 

Divertimento No. 12 in E-flat Major K. 252

 

Divertimento No. 16 in E-flat Major K. 289

 

Divertimento No. 13 in F Major K. 253

 

Divertimento No. 14 in B-flat Major K. 270

 

All four works are brought off with an Authentic Viennese charm and spirited vitality, and the sound is well-balanced and of Philips' top drawer.

 

The reverse side of the jacket carries erudite and eloquent liner notes by Eugene Bruck, printed in English only.

 

CONDITION:

The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.

 

The condition of the jacket is EXCELLENT. There is wear and discoloration along the edges, though the discoloration is more pronounced on the rear panel. However, there are no seamsplits, bends, or owners' markings. The fine laminate finish is perfectly intact and the album remains solid, bright, and glossy – overall, a very handsome collector's copy, suitable for framing.

 

The condition of the LP itself is VERY GOOD. Though there is light surface noise and a few scattered tics, in general playback remains quite enjoyable. However, those wanting a flawless or near-MINT copy are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this rates as a very good collector's copy.


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This LP has been carefully cleaned using a VPI cleaning machine. All LPs are provided with a new Nagaoka (or Nagaoka-style) inner sleeve. The images I've provided are of the actual item you are potentially bidding on - these are not stock images or images I've taken from other sites. Bid with confidence!

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