Tchaikovsky : 1812

Tchaikovsky : 1812 Overture, op. 49

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Liszt : Mephisto Waltz (Episode from Lenau's Faust : Dance in the Village Inn

Brahms: Tragic Overture, op. 81

Fritz Reiner conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1955)

RCA "Living Stereo" LSC 2241

Analogue Productions - Quality Records : LP 200 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) : 1812 Overture, Op. 49 

    The Year 1812 Solemn Overture in E major, Op. 49, known as the 1812 Overture, is a concert overture Tchaikovsky composed in 1880 to commemorate the Battle of Borodino, Russia's defence of its fatherland against Napoleon's invading Grande Armée in 1812.

    Original 1958 "Shaded Dog" stereo release. The legendary Reiner 1812 that was only available as a 1S first pressing having been deleted soon after the Mercury 1812 featuring live cannon shots was released. The performance on this reissue is mind bending and features the incomparable Chicago Symphony Orchestra brass section.

    The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

    Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original 3-track master tapes, cut at 33 1/3, and plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings — makers of the world's finest-sounding vinyl LPs, — no other editions match these for the quietest 200-gram platters available.

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