Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” is a bombardment of cathedral bells and muzzle-loading cannons! This exciting piece of work is a must have CD for any serious Classical Music Collector or anyone interested in nationalism in music or music depicting the heartfelt emotion of war. Conducted by the premier conductor Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra this large symphonic orchestration is a truly fun piece of concert music. Containing the dynamic sound that only can be heard on JVC’s XRCD24 CD, this release promises to be a true test of your speakers and HiFi system. As with the entire XRCD series, no proprietary chips, processors, or special compact disc players are required to enjoy the sonic benefits of the XRCD.


Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner, conductor

Track Listings:


Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
1. 1812 Overture, Op. 49
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
2. Mephisto Waltz
(Episode from Lenau's "Faust": Dance in the Village Inn)
Jaromir Weinberger (1896-1967)
3. Polka and Fugue from "Schwanda"
Bedrich Smetana ((1824-1884)
4. Overture to "The Bartered Bride"
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
5. Carnival Overture, Op. 92

Total Time: 49:02