"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.
This is a very early London 'Blue Back' pressing from 1958 pressed in Brazil.
The record is NM-.
The jacket is Mint-.
The LP plays/sounds NM-.
A fantastic recording. A big, warm, full and detailed sound. The Bass is deep and detailed, mids are warm and sweet and the treble is open and transparent. Tons of micro-detail - you can hear the Triangle during crescendos and each instrument maintains their own identity. One of the best '1812's', only bested by the Dorati on Mercury.
Surface Noise is audible ('crackles' & 'ticks') on many quiet passages but not to the point of distraction. Price has been adjusted to reflect this.
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