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. This recording dates from the beginning of Andre Previn's golden era at the helm of the London Symphony Orchestra from the original stereo EMI Master Tapes. This well-known release contains these celebrated compositions: 1812 Overture, March Slave and Romeo & Juliet. Produced and engineered by the legendary EMI team of Christopher Bishop and Christopher Palmer. This extended resolution CD (XRCD24) from JVC brings the listener higher fidelity and improved audio quality by enhancing the process of mastering and manufacturing compact discs.