Its not difficult to listen through moments of raspy bowing or tremulous intonation to perceive the wealth of rhythmic sophistication and inflections of tone, articulation, and phrase that give these performances awesome textural and emotional variety. He generates excitement in quicker movements like the G minor sonatas Presto, E major partitas Preludio, and B minor partitas Double not through speed alone but rather through phrase groupings and strategic accents that keep his steady tempos from lapsing into predictable, metronomic patterns. Szigeti does this to even more elaborate and spiritual effect in his spacious treatment of the Allemandes, most of the huge C major sonata, and of course, in the imposing D minor Chaconne. To give widely spaced intervals their maximum impact, Szigeti often allows them a little more time, and he uses dynamic gradations to ensure pivotal harmonic moments their fullest due, like the haunting trills in sixths that conclude the A minor sonatas opening Grave. In the same sonatas Andante, Szigeti sounds like two distinct violinists, one playing the eighth-note accompaniment at a steady, hushed level, the other virtually orchestrating the melody in specific points of color and accent.
Of course there are other ways to play this music, and some listeners may prefer suaver, more elegant technicians such as Arthur Grumiaux, whose classic 1962 Philips traversals appeared concurrently with the Szigeti sets initial LP release. With Szigeti, however, each rehearing brings something new to my appreciation of these inexhaustible works.The mono sonics havent aged a bit, despite several noticeable ambient changes that betray splice points. DISCs = Strong VG+ to Excellent , there are some fine light surface sleeve marks, some very light surface needle marks nothing deep or feel able. BOX = VG(+) Face is White and shows moderate rub wear/scuffing with a small tear probably from a removed sticker.
Small seam split on top back board of box. Tiny tear on left inner board sleeve notes edge (see photo). 10: Mint Perfect record, clean gloss, no marks, beautiful in every way. Very few records will make mint. 9: Mint- Very clean, only a few light marks.
8: Excellent (VG++) Condition between 7 and 9. 7: VG+ Used, but not abused. Should play, and look very nice with minimal surface noise. 6: VG Still a nice record. Looks a bit used, light scratches, no gouges, still plays well, some surface noise.
5: VG- A bit rough but will play ok. 4: G Plays very rough. 3-2-1: It only goes down from here.I'll gladly take any record back if not satisfied. The item "SZIGETI Bach Guild 6 Sonatas Partitas Violin Vanguard BG 627/9 Red Lb 3 lps box" is in sale since Sunday, March 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Music\Records". The seller is "royalpunkness" and is located in Royal Oak, Michigan.
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