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Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Etc; Beethoven / Dorati, Et Al

Release Date: 11/14/1995 
Label:  Mercury Living Presence   Catalog #: 434360   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Kamiel Lefévre
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony OrchestraUniversity of Minnesota Brass BandLondon Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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. 49 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Kamiel Lefévre (Carillon)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  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. 45 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  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:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  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) 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  4 Customer Reviews )
 Best 1812 by far November 29, 2017 By Robert G. (Bayfield, CO) See All My Reviews "Even though Tchaikovsky would have liked to disown the 1812 I have always been fascinated by it. Having already owned 3 versions on LP and CD, I'm not sure why I started reading reviews on the Dorati recording, but I did and wound up ordering one. I am glad I did, for now the others will just stay archived as the Dorati recording is, at least in my estimation, the cleanest, best modulated of them all. The balance in the finale between the bells, the canons, and the orchestra is superb." Report Abuse
 Classical heaven. October 31, 2012 By 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 Beat March 19, 2012 By 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
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