Respighi: Pines & Fountains of Rome; Tchaikovsky: 1812 Ov - -MSO/Dorati
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KHCD-2012-002DL (MONO) - Respighi: Pines of Rome (1923-24); Fountains of Rome (1916); Tchaikovsky : "1812" Overture, Op 49 (original scoring) - Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra/Antal Dorati - Magnificent mono recordings from 1953/1954, still hard to beat in terms of sheer visceral sound and never-to-be repeated performances. The unique sound of the Minneapolis Symphony under Antal Dorati exposed many a budding music enthusiast to the world of classical repertoire, not soon to be forgotten. Derived from two mint Mercury LPs with FR matrices, these continue to be benchmark recordings. CD, tray and disc art are inluded in the download.