Our last posted album cover did prompt some discussion including the bad use of word play to sell albums in that time period. I also commented that we were unlikely to see anything bizarre with classical music covers, but now I have to eat my words. The following cover is from an obscure release of Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony (known as “Little Russian”) by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. As you can see, this is a kind of tasteless play on words that, I assume, was meant to be eye-catching. Alfred Van Weth conducted that orchestra roughly between 1955 and 1965 but if anyone has more exact details out there, it would be much appreciated. Also, if anyone actually has this album, perhaps the photographer is credited as well.
(Last Updated On May 25, 2022)