Mozart à Paris
Pathé DTX 191-197
ULTRA MEGA RARE Original FRENCH MONO 7 LPs boxed set issued in the mid-50's on Pathé (original green and silver label) - I am sure you have all heard about that mythical gem... This set includes works composed by Mozart during his stay in Paris and has been recorded in 1955 by such cult artist as Van Barentzen, Benedetti, Descaves, Doyen, Dumont, François, Lazare-Levy, Pascal quartet, Perlemuter, Oubradous, Darré and others...
Here is the complete track listing:
DTX 191: "Concerto for harpsichord and violin k. sup. 56" / "Sonata for harpsichord and violin k.6, k.7, k.8 and k.9" / with Jacques Dumont (violin), Robert Veyron-Lacroix (harpsichord) and Fernand Oubradous (conductor) / "Kyrie k.33" with J. Cellier (soprano), S.Michel (contralto), J.Giraudeau (tenor) and M.Roux (bass)
DTX 192: "Symphonie concertante k.297" by Oubradous (conductor), P.Pierlot (oboe), J.Lancelot (clarinet), P.Delvescovo (horn) and P.Hongne (bassoon) / "Grande ouverture in B flat major k. supp. I N°8" by Oubradous (conductor)
DTX 193: "Concerto for harp and flute in C major k.299" / "Andante for flute and orchestra k.315" with Lili Laskine (harp), François-Julien Brun (flute) and Oubradous (conductor)
DTX 194: "Symphonie parisienne K 297" / "Les Petits riens" by Oubradous (conductor)
DTX 195: "Popoli di Tessaglia K. 316" by Annick Simon (soprano) and Oubradous (conductor) / "Strings quartet k. supp. 212" by Pascal quartet / "Ah vous dirai-je maman - 12 variations K. 265" by Samson François (piano) / "sonata for violin and piano K. 306" by René Benedetti (violin) and Vlado Perlemuter (piano)
DTX 196: "Sonata in A minor K.310" by Lazare-Levy (piano) / "La belle Françoise - 12 Variations K.353" by Jean Doyen (piano), "Lison dormait - 9 variations K.395" and "Prelude k.395" by Jeanne-Marie Darré (piano) / "Sonata for violin& piano K.304" by Roland Charmy (violin)& Vlado Perlemuter (piano)
DTX 197: "Sonata in C major k.330" by Aline Van Barentzen (piano) / "Sonata in A major k.331" by Marcel Ciampi (piano) / "Je suis Lindor - 12 variations k.354" by Lucette Descaves (piano) / "Sonata in F major k.332" by Joseph Benvenutti (piano)
The set is quite nice condition for a 55 years item, it is really hard to find it in perfect condition anyway -
Here is the detailled condition for the records:
DTX 191 = EX Close to EX+, a few light surface scuffs on side 2... great play !
DTX 192 = EX Close to EX+, a few light surface scuffs... great play !
DTX 193 = EX Close to EX+, a few light surface scuffs... great play !
DTX 194 = VG+ Nice except scuffs that make like tics and cracklings here and there, one deeper that make repetitive tics
DTX 195 = EX- Light scuffs& marks, plays with light tics, soft cracklings& surface noise
DTX 196 = VG+ Light scuffs& marks, side one plays with cracklings and repetitive tics, side 2 plays better with a few tics only
DXT 197 = VG+ light surface marks... Side 1 plays nice with light tics here and there only and a bit of saturation in the forte parts. Side 2 plays with light tics and a few strongers
Please keep also in mind that 50's Pathé LPs are not known to have the best pressing quality. Of course, the listening pleasure will be greater with an appropriate good mono cartridge !
The box is in great condition, EX, only minor wear on seams and light surface scuffs on front.
The booklet is nice except a few humidity stains
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