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Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture; Liszt, Mendelssohn, Borodin, Mussorgsky / Reiner, Cso


Release Date: 04/05/2011 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 70073  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyFelix MendelssohnFranz LisztAntonín Dvorák,   ... 
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Okay, there are no cannons in the 1812 Overture, but when the playing is this amazing you’re hardly going to care. These performances are fabulous. You also get Tchaikovsky’s Marche slave and the Marche miniature from his Suite No. 1; Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave Overture; Kabalevsky’s Colas Breugnon Overture; Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmilla Overture; Borodin’s Polovtsian March; Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz No. 1; and Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain. In this latter work, particularly, you’re not going to believe the precision and transparency that Reiner commands, as well as a climax that will blow you away. The couplings may be something of a grab-bag, but when everything you grab out of the bag is sensational, there’s no point in Read more complaining. Vintage Living Stereo sound too, excellently restored. Wow!

— David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. 1812 Overture, Op. 49 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
2. Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1832; Rome, Italy 
3. Episodes from Lenau's Faust, S 110: no 2, Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke "Mephisto Waltz no 1" by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Weimar, Germany 
4. Colas Breugnon, Op. 24: Overture by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938/1969; USSR 
5. Marche slave, Op. 31 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
6. Prince Igor: Polovtsian March by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
7. Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
8. Suite for Orchestra no 1 in D major, Op. 43: Marche miniature by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Russia 
9. Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture by Mikhail Glinka
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 

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