Enrico MAINARDI Bach cello suites 1 - 6 complete
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Enrico  MAINARDI   Bach cello suites  1 - 6  complete !

This set contains four Mainardi records, orignally issued on the german  ARCHIV - label.

Suite 1 - 4 and 6 are pressend on 12" records. Suite 5 is pressed on a 10" record.

This complete set is very hard to find, seen only twice in my life.

Sorry to all, I forgot to make any pictures of the labels. Here they are. Good news! I bought AUDIOTOP cleaning liquid. This allows best possible cleaning. As there are no scratches on the records, almost no surface noise can be expected. Thanks.

Cello Suite No 1 & 2:   Archiv  APM  14 029, 12", mono, flip-back cover complete with 1 Archiv Kartei, recording date:  4. 1954, pressing date on label: 5 / 1954 =  1st pressing !!  German press, with 5 / 57 on cover 

Grading cover:  Close to Near mint, some signs of storage, but no splits, no damages, no writing !  

Grading record: Close to Near Mint ( almost no surface noise, graded with Ortofon Mono )

Cello Suite No 3 & 4:   Archiv  APM  14 061, 12", mono, flip-back cover complete with 2 Archiv Kartei, recording date:  10. / 11. 1954, german press with 4 / 57 on cover 

Grading cover:  Close to Near mint, small split on bottom (1" long)  

Grading record: VG+ to Near Mint ( 7 soft tics, for the rest almost no surface noise,  graded with Ortofon Mono )

Cello Suite No 5:   Archiv  APM  13 034, 10", mono, flip-back cover complete with 1 Archiv Kartei, recording date:  2. 1955, german press with  / 60 on cover,  early

Grading cover:  Near mint, no splits, no writing   Superb condition !!

Grading record:  close to Near Mint  ( almost no surface noise, graded with Ortofon Mono )

Cello Suite No 6:   Archiv  APM  14 061, 12", mono, flip-back cover complete with 1 Archiv Kartei, recording date:  10. 1955, german press with 3 / 56 on cover,  early pressing !!!

Grading cover:  close to Near mint, no splits, no writing

Grading record: cose to Near Mint  ( almost no surface noise, graded with Ortofon Mono )

MUSICAL IMPRESSION:       Beautiful BACH !   Strong, direct, dynamic mono sound !

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Enrico Mainardi (* 19. Mai 1897 in Mailand; † 10. April 1976 in München) war ein italienischer Cellist, Komponist und Dirigent.
Bereits 1910, im Alter von dreizehn Jahren begann seine Laufbahn als Cello-Virtuose in vielen Konzertsälen Europas.
Er wirkte als Lehrer an der Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, an der Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rom und bei den Sommerkursen in Salzburg und Luzern und hatte einige berühmt gewordene Cellisten als Schüler, darunter Siegfried Palm, Miklós Perényi, Michael Steinkühler, Heidi Litschauer und Joan Dickson.
Mit Edwin Fischer (Klavier) und Georg Kulenkampff (Violine), später Wolfgang Schneiderhan (Violine), bildete Mainardi ein berühmtes Trio. Er trat auch gemeinsam mit dem Pianisten Sebastian Peschko auf. Außerdem gründete er 1967 ein Trio mit dem Pianisten Guido Agosti und dem Flötisten Severino Gazzeloni.
Als Komponist schuf er Orchesterwerke, Konzerte für Violoncello und Orchester und Kammermusik.
Enrico Mainardi war jahrelang mit der Schauspielerin Marianne Hold liiert.

Joseph Stevenson, All Music Guide
Enrico Mainardi's talents were nurtured from an early age. He was given a small cello at the age of three, had his initial lessons a year later, and made his recital debut at the age of eight, playing a Beethoven sonata. His father put him into the bruising life of a touring child prodigy at that point, touring Europe. When he appeared in Bologna, his accompanist was the esteemed Italian composer Ottorino Respighi. He debuted in London at the age of 13 at a Promenade Concert conducted by Sir Henry Wood.

One of the most important of his early appearances was at the Bach-Reger Festival in Heidelberg, where he astonished the audience with his playing of the Cello Suite in C major by Bach. He was 16 at the time.

The outbreak of World War I made it impossible for Mainardi to continue touring. He set the instrument aside and took ordinary school studies; four years later, he took up the instrument again. His training had begun at such an early age that it was all a matter of instinct and muscle memory. He found that he had essentially forgotten how to play at a decent level and could no longer create a beautiful tone.

He entered the Academia di Santa Cecilia in Rome to study composition and piano. Disgusted by his lack of competence at cello, he did not attempt to study it until 1924. At that time, he went to Berlin to study with one of the leading teachers of the day, Hugo Becker. He had to re-learn, on an understanding, conscious level, what he had absorbed by instinct as a child.

He was able to re-establish his concert career and this time he added performance in chamber music to his activities. He made notable solo appearances in recital and with the leading orchestras and conductors. In 1933, he was appointed professor of cello at Santa Cecilia and in 1941, succeeded his teacher Becker at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin on the latter's death.

It took him a while to re-establish his career internationally after World War II. He became especially known for his chamber music performances. He extended his fame in Germany through much of the rest of Europe, though he did not become popular in France or England. However, even in those countries he was recognized as one of the great teachers of the instrument.

He had particular insight, not surprisingly, in the problems faced by talented youngsters who had to consciously learn what they had been taught as children. He was especially adept at recognizing and curing technical problems brought on by bad habits that his pupils had picked up in their younger years.

He did not normally prescribe bowings or fingerings for any particular pieces to his students. Instead, he preferred to teach them principals of fingering and how they related to particular issues in interpretation. He insisted that his pupils learn the entire score for whatever pieces they were playing, not just their own part. This included knowing what all the instruments of the orchestra were doing at any given moment in a concerto. His pupil Joan Dickson (who credits Mainardi with having saved her musical career when it was stalling at age 27) said he taught his students to recognize that proper phrasing is ruled by the harmonic progressions of a composition.

Mainardi was a charismatic performer with very handsome looks and a flair for dressing well. He said he chose his clothing for a concert with a view to what was appropriate for the particular music. Despite this, he did not indulge in platform histrionics to showcase the music or its particular difficulties. His repertoire was especially known for its high quality and intellectual content. Thus, he became known as a reserved performer lacking showmanship, which was, by all accounts, at odds with his off-stage personality. Consequently, he went into history as a musician's musician, rather than a crowd-pleasing one. ~


following the "Goldmine Standard" - visual and acoustical checks - record cleaning

mint- : record and jacket in exceptional condition - virtually same as a new copy - only applied to really outstanding items.

near mint : record and jacket appears in excellent condition - closer examination will show evidence of ownership - lonely scuffs which does not affect play - no ticks - no surface noise - full glossy surface - only a few spindle hole marks - probably the top grading for used records! - jacket in perfect condition apart from minimal edge/ring wear.

very good+ : record shows a few scuffs and surface scratches causing occasional ticks - bright and clean surface - spindle hole marks; jacket with edge/ring wear - bended corners - stickers - cutouts - no mechanical defaults.

good : record with scuffs and scratches causing occasional ticks and pops (non revealing!) - vinyl surface not glossy - spindle hole marks - pressing defaults (bulb) - still a listenable item; jacket with small defects as ripped off stickers - taped seams.

fair : record with scratches causing ticks and pops - occasional revealing ones! - surface noise - lonely offered if item is very rare; jacket with mechanical defaults.

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