TCHAIKOVSKY/KORSAKOV/Ormandy - "Capriccio Italien/Espgnol" - TCHAIKOVSKY/KORSAKOV/Ormandy -  - "Capriccio Italien/Espgnol" -  CBS 1/2 speed audiophile 1982"In 1880, Tchaikovsky left Russia to travel Europe, taking full advantage of the support of his sponsor, Nadezhda von Meck. Soaking up the local music while abroad, he collected souvenir melodies f...45.00

TCHAIKOVSKY/KORSAKOV/Ormandy - - "Capriccio Italien/Espgnol" - CBS 1/2 speed audiophile 1982 [Expired]


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"In 1880, Tchaikovsky left Russia to travel Europe, taking full advantage of the support of his sponsor, Nadezhda von Meck. Soaking up the local music while abroad, he collected souvenir melodies for later use; his favorites from the streets and music books of Rome formed the basis of his Capriccio Italien, a mÈlange that has been one his most popular orchestral works ever since. Although based on borrowed material, the Capriccio is vintage Tchaikovsky, easily identifiable by its distinctive orchestration and tight structure ó two aspects of the composer's work that are often overlooked in favor of his own gift for melody and sentiment. Capriccio Italien is pure entertainment, devoid of larger expressive intent, but it is anything but simple. The tremendous variety of mood and color might remind a listener of everything from an epic tone poem to a circus calliope, and the way in which all these things are knitted together into a coherent larger structure, and the work's unfailing tunefulness, are at the heart of its appeal." - AMG.

This is a 1982 CBS Master Sound Series 1/2 Speed Mastered Audiophile recording - 1st pressing.

Sounds like you are sitting first row, center. Great tonality and detail.

This LP was purchased new and played once and then cleaned on a VPI machine. It was played a second time while recording to tape and then stored. It has not been played since. NOTE! Purchase any 3 or more of my LP's together and get 10% off the order as well as savings on shipping! Just click on "More From This Seller" to see a full listing! 0911