Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture And Capriccio Italien - Dorati - Taylor - Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra on 180g 2LP
This 2LP-set celebrates the most ambitious and successful classical recording of the 1950s. In 1954, Mercury embarked on one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by a classical label: recording Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture using the original score for orchestra augmented by church bells, cannon and brass choir. For the cannon, an authentic Napoleon-era (1761) cannon was recorded at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. This set includes the 1954 mono and 1958 stereo editions.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (composer)
Antal Dorati (conductor)
Deems Taylor (spoken commentary)
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
University of Minnesota Brass Band