Beethoven*, Members Of The Vienna Octet* ‎– Septet Op.20

Decca ‎– SXL 2157, Decca ‎– SXL.2157
Vinyl, LP, Stereo


Septet In E Flat Major, Op. 20
A1 1st Mov.: Adagio - Allegro Con Brio
A2 2nd Mov.: Adagio Cantabile
A3 3rd Mov.: Tempo Di Minuetto
B1 4th Mov.: Tema Con Variazioni (Andante)
B2 5th Mov.: Scherzo (Allegro Molto E Vivace)
B3 6th Mov.: Andante Con Moto Alla Marcia - Presto

Companies, etc.



Recorded 2 - 6 March 1959 in the Sofiensaal, Vienna.

First UK stereo version for this cat#.

- Black/silver 'grooved wideband' labels
- "ORIGINAL RECORDING BY" at 11 o'clock
- "Made in England" at bottom
(labelography code: ED1)
- Decca 'Musical Notes' logo on both sides
- Matrix numbers printed upside-down

- Front laminated
- 'Half-moon' flipbacks (aka scalloped)
- Triangular "DECCA STEREOPHONIC" logo in a box on front and without a box on back
- Thin spine with no text on it
- "© The Decca Record Co. Ltd., London, 1959" on back
- "Made in England" on back
- "Printed in England" on bottom flipback
- "Laminated with 'Clarifoil' made by British Celanese Limited" on bottom flipback
- Printing date on sleeve for this copy is May 1960 ("5.60.")

1st cat# on sleeve.
2nd cat# on labels.

Corresponding mono issue has cat# LXT 5529

Tracklisting taken from labels.
No track duration info on sleeve or labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A - machine stamped - this variant): ZAL-4461-1E A ⵎT 2 1 SM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B - machine stamped - this variant): ZAL-4462-3M U ⵎT 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on label - side A): ZAL.4461
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on label - side B): ZAL.4462
  • Other (Printing company's code on bottom flipback): R.S. 5.60.-1690—®