“Family Library of Great Music” + 24 Classical, Opera and Ballet 33 1/3 RPM Albums
Lot 551. “Family Library of Great Music” + 24 Classical, Opera and Ballet 33 1/3 RPM Albums The “Family Library” comprises 22 records, each with the works of a particular composer. Symphonies primarily in Europe play the works of Beethoven, Dvorak, Handel, etc. In most cases, each record contains one complete composition. Each jacket has the owner’s name printed on the back. Otherwise, the records are nm-m in ex-m to nm jackets. Among the other albums are a two-record set capturing Vladimir Horowitz’s American debut at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 25, 1953. Vg-ex jacket with original 1978 booklet, nm+ records. On a record apparently from 1958, Van Cliburn performs Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 1. Ex jacket, nm record. Other music is performed by symphonies or orchestras in Indianapolis, Berlin, Vienna, Boston (Fiedler-Pops), New York (Bernstein-Philharmonic) and Cincinnati. Opera or ballet is the subject of some albums, including “Swan Lake,” “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Chout” and “Coppelia and Sylvia.” A number of albums contain the works of various artists, including two by the Hollywood Bowl Symphony, which also has an album devoted to the works of Sigmund Romberg. One complete album features performances by Caruso. There also is classical-light music, including “Switched-on Bach” and “Highlights from an Evening at the ‘Pops’.” The music of Victor Herbert is presented by the Andre Kostelanetz orchestra, and Kostelanetz leads the New York Philharmonic in performing Jerome Kern, George Gershwin and Ferde Grofe compositions. Other composers include Luigini, Massenet, Chopin, Beethoven, Schubert, Grieg, Ketelby, Offenbach, Debussy, Hayden, Gounod, Verdi, Liszt, Lennon-McCartney and more. The 33 1/3 album jackets average vg-ex, and the records, ex-m. Six have minor writing on the back covers. Call for details. No returns for any reason. Winning Bid $10.