Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Capriccio Italien and Marche Slave
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||1812 Overture, Op. 49||London Symphony Orchestra, Band Of H.M. Grenadier Guards & Kenneth Alwyn||14:49||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Capriccio Italien, Op. 45||London Symphony Orchestra, Band Of H.M. Grenadier Guards & Kenneth Alwyn||13:51||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Marche Slave, Op. 31||London Symphony Orchestra, Band Of H.M. Grenadier Guards & Kenneth Alwyn||9:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
I had searched a long time for the London Symphony recording that I listened to as a child. My dad had bought a 1958 Decca LP recording of the 1812 Overture in the UK when he was in the army and I played it over and over. I loved to hear the canons shift from side to side with the "new" stereo recordings. The cover art is not correct for the original 1958 LP, but may be the 1970 reissue of the same recording. I love the real canon and the chimes at the end. This was one of the original classical pieces that started my appreciation of the classics.
Very nice, but not the best sound quality
These are very nice recordings, however, the sound quality is not great (scratchy and low volume). Back in the day, I had these on cassette: Treasury Series, London STS5 15221. I’d buy it again from London or its successor if the sound quality was improved.