"Frequently derided as a patchwork of bombastic clichÈs, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture is in fact a tautly crafted, brilliantly orchestrated, and immensely exciting piece for large orchestra, cathedral bells, and muzzle-loaded cannon. Even though the work is superficial, it contains the same emotional vectors found in all of Tchaikovsky's music, and leaps to life in a properly realized and sensitive performance. Although not among his best works, the 1812 Overture is representative of Tchaikovsky's skills in structure and scoring, and certainly belongs in the collection of every listener at all interested in Tchaikovsky, nationalism in music, program music depicting war, or brilliant orchestration. Many otherwise serious and sophisticated listeners consider it THE premier fun piece of concert music." - AMG.
"Two decades later after Dorati's stereo version, in September 1978, Telarc recorded their 1812 with Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with, of course, all the "extras." It was so successful that this recording is recognized as the major success that put Telarc on the map in the recording world. Its importance to Telarc—and the many audiophiles who have enjoyed it for one reason or another (800,000 copies have been sold)—cannot be overestimated." - Classical Review.
The record is Mint.
The jacket is Mint-.
The LP plays/sounds Mint.
BEWARE THE CANNONS!
Stunning sonics! The music opens out a 'black' background of silence. This LP is audio's toughest and most famous system challenge! Start with moderate listening levels - when the cannons appear in the finale your speakers could be damaged if played too loud!
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