Brahms booms in vinyl revival

This 1967 recording of Brahms’ Violin Concerto by Leonid Kogan sold for £2200 at a John Goodwin auction.

The resurrection of vinyl continues apace as was evident when a large collection of classical records offered by Ledbury auction house John Goodwin (15% buyer’s premium) attracted specialist trade and private interest from all over the world.

Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | Terence Ryle

The collection, sold in lots of up to 200 records down to single stars, totalled more than £27,000 when offered at the Three Counties Showgrounds in Malvern on May 29 and June 20.

The prize single item came in the June sale – the 1967 recording of Brahms’ Violin Concerto by Leonid Kogan.

The reserved, Ukrainian-born Kogan (1924-82) was regarded as one of the finest violinists of the 20th century and this recording for Columbia with the Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kyril Kondrashin is something of a holy grail among the cognoscenti.

Estimated at £400-600, it sold at £2200.