NM- Mercury MGL-1 Bach Sonatas Partitas Solo Violin Alexander Schneider US-1950
May 01, 2018
May 08, 2018
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NM- Mercury MGL-1 Bach Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Unaccompanied Violin - Alexander Schneider - Original US Mono Pressing ED1 1950 ** STUNNING CONDITION / 4 MONO LPS HAVE NEVER BEEN PLAYED **
Mercury CATALOG #: MGL-1 Deluxe Box Set Consisting of: MG 10017, 10018, 10019, 10020
J.S. Bach: Three Sonatas & Three Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin BWV 1001-1006 (complete)
ALEXANDER SCHNEIDER, Violin
Extremely Rare Mono 4-LP Set in Large Red Vinyl Binder. Gatefolded binder has built-in inner sleeves and a supplemental program booklet. All original inserts (booklets & sleeves) are in place and in near perfect condition. The music was recorded in 1949 and issued in 1950 to commemorate 200th anniversary of Bach's death.
Record Grading:? Sides 1-8: NM+ Never Played. LPs carefully removed from original inner sleeves for first time using white handling gloves and placed in anti-static acid free protective mofi poly liners. All sides are gorgeous and still show high dark gloss. Any noise on these records will be inherent to the recording/pressing technique of the era. When you listen to these legendary performances, your ears will be the first to hear them!
Jacket/Box Grading: VG++ I'm a very strict grader and am torn between VG++ or a NM- rating. I have marked this down due to some light wear on the outer edges/seams of the vinyl box itself and some fading/aging with the gold lettering. This is most evident when viewing the title on the spine of case. However, everything inside the box is remarkably crisp and clean. White paper of liner notes is bright/stark with crisp black text. All of the built-in individual gatefold original paper sleeves are 100% intact and look as if they were manufactured yesterday. Even the paper program itself is in beautiful condition with sharp corners. In an attempt to make bidders comfortable, I have included 12 high-resolution close-up photos from many angles under extremely bright unforgiving light.
Overall: NM This is a stunning set and the one item that I will be most sad to sell from my collection (even more than the Urania Furtwangler Eroica that I sold here a few weeks back). Other than some light wear and fading of the outer vinyl case (edges and lettering) it is amazing condition. If you're familiar with the MGL #1 catalogue number, you know how scarce/rare this truly is. In fact, during all my years of collecting I never seen one of these before, only individual records from it. And to come across a complete set with 4 unplayed LPs may be a once in a lifetime discovery. I'm hoping that it finds a loving home with big hearts and keen, appreciative ears!
Shipping: I use a precise scale when calculating final postage to eliminate all unnecessary shipping expenses. I am always happy to combine auction items and will do everything I can to reduce the final cost of items you purchase from me. All LPs are secured with bubble-wrap and carefully placed in proper mailers with specialized cardboard inserts for reinforcement. The LP will be shipped in its inner sleeve, stored outside of the record jacket to avoid damage in transit.
NOTE ON THIS BOX SET: Due to the unique nature of this box set, I will take extreme care in packaging. I will separate each record individually and wrap all components in multiple layers of bubble wrap. I have a great deal of experience shipping collectable items but will be happy to work with the buyer to accomodate any special handling requests.
Note: This is an item that is out of print or considered a collectible. Returns can only be made if the item is not as described. Bidder has 7 days upon receipt to inform me. I will issue refund once item is in hand, and confirmed to be in the exact same condition as pictured in original.
THIS MEANS THAT UNPLAYED LPS MUST BE RETURNED UNPLAYED. Return shipping costs are the buyer’s responsibility. My shipping is nonrefundable.
Buyer’s remorse is not covered by this return policy. This record comes from my personal library. I am first and foremost a music lover & collector, NOT a dealer or bulk seller. I am auctioning off a few choice pieces as I have run out of storage space. The majority of the items that I sell are duplicate copies looking for a good home. Please enjoy this music with your friends and loved ones!!
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