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TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812; BEETHOVEN: Wellington's Victory [Mercury]

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A Fantastic CD from 1995 Mercury Living Presence. A true classic if there ever was one ! Over 2 million copies sold on LP alone.
All tracks are in STEREO.
Antal Dorati conducts the Minneapolis SO and London SO (on Wellington).

CDrip to FLAC today w. dBpoweramp (AccurateRip=All Accurate LOG included). SEE the difference - Piano music Prokofiev was about 190mb - now with full blown orchestral we have 347mb here.

Time to roll out the big Cannons and Muskets !!! Caution !! Beware !!
Featuring the authentic sound of Live Cannons & Muskets...
(remember when listening - you have been warned)

Tr.1: Bronze Cannon, Douay, France (1775)
courtesy U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York.

Tr.4-5: Beethoven Dorati with the London SO and two 6-pound smooth-bore bronze cannons and 12-pound howitzer, French Charleville-pattern muskets and British Brown Bess muskets, courtesy U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

A true American classic from Mercury Living Presence:
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture - Recorded 4/1958 Stereo
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien - Recorded 12/1955 Stereo (i checked)
Beethoven: Wellington's Victory, Op.91 - Recorded 6/1960 Stereo

From Wikipedia:
"Antal DorĂ¡ti's landmark 1954 Mercury Records recording with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra (recorded in mono in 1954 and in stereo in 1958), partially recorded at West Point, and using the Yale Memorial Carillon (then a mere chime) in New Haven, Connecticut, uses a period French single muzzleloading cannon shot dubbed in 16 times as written, and was such an advancement in authenticity that on the first edition of the recording, one side played the Overture and the other side played a narrative by Deems Taylor about how the feat was accomplished. The stereophonic version was recorded on April 5, 1958 using the bells of the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon, at Riverside Church. On this Mercury Living Presence Stereo recording the spoken commentary was also given by Deems Taylor and was coupled with Tchaikovsky's "Capriccio Italien". Later editions coupled the 1812 Overture with Dorati's recording of Beethoven's Wellington's Victory, which featured the London Symphony Orchestra and real cannons."

ENJOY ! CD from the U.S. to me - now i can "return" this from FIN back to you...and other countries as well thx to the internet...

01 Tchaikovsky; 1812 -- Festival Overture, for orchestra in E flat major, Op. 49.flac 79.18 MB
02 Deems Taylor Commentary to the 1812 Overture - sound effects - bells.flac 59.72 MB
03 Tchaikovsky; Capriccio Italien, Op. 45.flac 72.56 MB
04 Beethoven; Wellington's Victory, for orchestra, Op. 91; 1. Battle.flac 51.45 MB
05 Beethoven; Wellington's Victory, for orchestra, Op. 91; 2. Victory Symphony.flac 40.24 MB
06 Deems Taylor Commentary to Wellington's Victory - sound effects.flac 43.90 MB
Antal Dorati - Tchaikovsky - 1812; Beethoven - Wellington [Mercury].txt 2.71 KB
Antal Dorati [Mercury Living Presence].jpg 39.69 KB

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