Chopin, Ashkenazy etc / V° Concours International 5 LPs / Pathé ?– DTX 171-175
This is the 5-LP recording of the 1955 Warsaw Chopin piano competition on Pathé ?DTX 171-175. Pressed in France on heavy audiophile vinyl. The original and only pressing.
This is an exceptionally rare record set, one of reputedly only 100 pressings made. The full track listings can be seen on Discogs under DTX 171-175.
Conductor, Zdzislaw Goryzynski. Performers, Adam Harasiewicz, Bernard Ringeissen, Dimitri Papierno, Fu Tsung, Naum Sztarkman, Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Box: good to excellent. The box has slightly compressed in long-term storage. Collector's catalogue number to front top right. Small stain to front bottom left. Light fading across top. Light wear to corners.
Original inner sleeves: excellent, collector's catalogue numbers on each one.
Records from a personal collection.
All vinyl has been professionally cleaned in an isopropyl alcohol-based cleaner and stored in a Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab original master sleeve.
Where an original printed inner sleeve is available this is included. (Note that the cleaner can occasionally leave light surface drying marks on the vinyl that do not affect playing quality.)
Records are shipped in a purpose-made corrugated cardboard LP box.
MINT: sealed, unopened, unplayed
NEAR MINT: very little played, no apparent wear or damage
EXCELLENT: little played, minor visual marks
GOOD: good audio with but with minor scratches or marks
FAIR: playable but significant scratches
POOR: significant scratches and wear that may cause needles to stick or jump