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SR-90054: Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overtue; Capriccio Italien / Minneapolis Sympony, Dorati

[Front Cover] Label Type : maroon Mercury Stereo Living Presence High Fidelity
Matrix Number : SIDE-A SR90054A FR1    A1    I
SIDE-B SR 90054B FR4    A1    I



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury MG-50054 (mono), but the “1812 Overture” was different recording from 1954 session.

FR pressing: the disc can deliver superb stereophonic sound with rich and sharp atmosphere - far better than later RFR pressing copy indeed!

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Too famous Mercury Living Presence album. Actually in the early stereo era, this album was so popular with great stereophonic presentation, as well as overdubbed sounds of bronze cannons and church bells. Maybe the best seller among all Mercury Living Presence titles.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

8 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 1812 Festival Overture, Op. 49 -
A-2 Spoken Commentary by Deems Taylor (beginning) -
SIDE-B
B-1 Spoken Commentary by Deems Taylor (concluded) -
B-2 Capriccio Itarien, Op. 45 -

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

A-1 (orchestra): Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (cond),
with the University of Minnesota Brass Band, directed by Gale Sperry,
Recorded at Northrop Memorial Auditorium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN on April 5, 1958.

A-1 (bell overdub):
Bells of the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon, The Riverside Church, NYC, played by Dr. Lefére.
Recorded on May 10, 1958.

A-1 (cannon overdub): Bronze Cannon (Courtesy U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York),

A-2, B-1:
Spoken commentary by Deems Taylor.

B-2:
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (cond),
with cornets, English horn & various percussion added.
Recorded at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN on December 22, 1955.




Jackets

Front Back
[SR-90054 FRONT] [SR-90054 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[SR-90054 A] [SR-90054 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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