Home Pyotr Tchaikovsky Overture `1812` (1880)
Largo - Andante - Allegro giusto - Largo - Allegro vivace
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(Transcribed by Igor Buketoff). NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA; The Cathedral Choir and Children`s Choir of St. Ambrose; Central Band of the Royal Air Force; Guns of the King`s Troop; Royal Horse Artillery; Russian Church Bells. A NEW DRAMATICALLY NEW VERSION: With choruses adding the original famous Russian songs and chants which Tchaikovsky used as themes for this work. Taken from a LP released by RCA VICTOR (USA) in 1968.
The most famous recording ever of this work! The legendary Mercury Living Presence recording, April 1958. Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, conductd by Antal Dorati, Bronze Cannon (1775) Bells of the Laura Spelman Rockerfella Memorial Carillon, The Riverside Church. Following the 1812 is the Commentary recorded by Deems Taylor explaining how this (then) complicated and amazing recording was made. Best hide under the bed!