Selection includes Commentary on Beethoven's Wellington's Victory. Selection includes Commentary on Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.Selection includes Commentary on Beethoven's Wellington's Victory. Selection includes Commentary on Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Read less
Works on This Recording
1812 Overture, Op. 49by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Performer:
Kamiel Lefévre (Carillon)
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra,
University of Minnesota Brass Band
Period: Romantic Written: 1880; Russia Length: 15 Minutes 20 Secs. Notes: In addition to the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and the University of Minnesota Brass Band, theatrical effects include a French bronze cannon cast in 1775 and now at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, as well as the bells of the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon at the Riverside Church in New York City.
Capriccio italien, Op. 45by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Conductor:
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic Written: 1880; Russia Date of Recording: 12/22/1955 Venue: Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN Length: 14 Minutes 30 Secs.
Wellington's Victory, Op. 91 "Battle Symphony"by Ludwig van Beethoven Conductor:
London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical Written: 1813; Vienna, Austria Length: 14 Minutes 51 Secs. Notes: Cannons and muskets were fired during this performance under the direction of Gerald G. Stowe. US Military Academy, West Point, NY (08/20/1960)
Ouverture solennelle "1812," Op.49
Commentary to the "1812 Overture"/Sound effects/Bells
Capriccio italien, Op.45
Wellington's Victory or the Battle Symphony, Op.91: 1. Battle
Wellington's Victory or the Battle Symphony, Op.91: 2. Symphony of Triumph
Commentary to "Wellington's Victory"/Sound effects
Average Customer Review: ( 3 Customer Reviews )
Classical heaven.October 31, 2012By nicholas gambardella (tunbridge wells, kent)See All My Reviews"I first heard this terrific piece when i was a teenager in the fifties and up to then had only like popular music. Then after hearing this Wow! I became a fan of classical music and the proud owner of various classical c.d. albums. This is the definitive version and the real bells and cannon are the icing on the cake."Report Abuse
Tough To BeatMarch 19, 2012By David Wagner See All My Reviews"I was privileged to find a copy of this album at a used book store several years ago. Since then, I have probably listened to it 15 times. The 'kick' in the artillery is more authoritative than even the Kunzel/Telarc effort. The commentary is also entertaining and 'raw.' I'm not sure who owns these master tapes, but if they are looking to do an SACD of this album, but it would probably be even more of a knockout!"Report Abuse
Napoleon would not have approved.January 25, 2012By Dennis M. (Irvine, CA)See All My Reviews"I first heard this recording in the early 60's and have always thought it the best of the 1812. The cannon and bell effects make it one of the most impresive recordings of the work. It was also one of the earlier high fidelity works that allowed one to show off the latest technology of the time to ones friends and annoy the neighbors."Report Abuse
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