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Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Et Al / Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops


Release Date: 05/22/2001 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80541   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kiev Symphony ChorusGreater Cincinnati Children's ChoirCincinnati Pops
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selections recorded at Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio on September 13, 1999 and at Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio on September 22, 1998.
This is a DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
Tchaikovsky's infamous "1812 Overture" has gotten a modern face-lift. Eric Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra have a new rendition of the celebratory classic, one that includes choral work from the Kiev Symphony Chorus, along with some of the most impressive cannons and bells heard to date. Over 20 years ago, this adventurous conductor/ensemble pairing inaugurated the legendary Telarc label with their 1978 debut version of the battle hymn. Creating a more dramatic picture, the ensemble has now produced a performance to surpass their landmark
Read more interpretation, using the new DSD (direct stream digital) recording process. This enables a finely tuned, three-dimensional listening experience. Ready to put your speakers to the test, it gives the listener the "best seat in the house" by capturing the vibrant ambience of Cincinnati's world-famous Music Hall with precise detail.
Other prominent works included are "March Slave," "Capriccio Italien," and the "Festival Coronation March." All are performed with depth and power, all the while stirring with grandiose lyricism. Rising to the occasion, Kunzel proves that with the aid of new recording technologies and a world-class orchestra, some of the most striking and poetic renditions of the standard repertoire are yet to come. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. 1812 Overture, Op. 49 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kiev Symphony Chorus,  Greater Cincinnati Children's Choir,  Cincinnati Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 14 Minutes 23 Secs. 
2. Capriccio italien, Op. 45 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 15 Minutes 46 Secs. 
3. Marche slave, Op. 31 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
Length: 9 Minutes 34 Secs. 
4. Festival Coronation March in D major by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
5. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
6. Mazeppa: Cossack Dance by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
7. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Polonaise by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 

Sound Samples

1812 Overture, Op. 49
Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24
Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Marche Slave, Op. 31
Waltz from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24
Festival Coronation March
Cossack Dance from Mazeppa

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