London Symphony Orchestra: Previn – Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture (Hi-Q, 180g pressing)


# Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: André Previn
# Vinyl (1973 / 2011)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Hi-Q Records
# Size: 941MB (24/96) + 237MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

From the label:

Recorded at London’s famous Kingsway Hall venue on 5 & 6 May 1972. This recording dates from the beginning of Andre Previn’s golden era at the helm of the London Symphony Orchestra and has been newly cut at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo EMI master tapes. Produced and engineered by the legendary EMI team of Christopher Bishop and Christopher Palmer and pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl.

EMI made the recording in both stereo and quadraphonic, an early attempt at surround sound for the now defunct SQ vinyl format. HiQ has used the superior balance of the stereo master tapes


If anyone still has a lingering suspicion that a former Hollywood film composer and jazz pianist might compromise on musical standards, let him hear this. With superb recording which allows for inner clarity in a rich texture, with fine discipline and sharp rhythmic pointing (sforzandos meticulously observed), the musical qualities are reinforced. This is a record to satisfy the most discriminating. – Edward Greenfield, Gramophone, July 1973.

Track List:

1 – Overture ‘1812’, Op. 49
2 – Marche Slave, Op. 31
3 – Fantasy Overture ‘Romeo & Juliet’

Ripping Info:

All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5

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19 thoughts on “London Symphony Orchestra: Previn – Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture (Hi-Q, 180g pressing)

  1. Hey guys, Rachmaninov, THENIGHTOWL, WHATEVER, congratulations on the great great work!!!

    If I could only ask for a little something.. do any of you guys have the 25th Mozart’s symphony?

    The first mov. of it is one of the gratest pieces in classical music I ever heard and since you posted some mozart’s symphonies a while ago I thought you might have it..

    So please, if you do upload it here, thanks!

    • Personally, I like the Dorati 1812 better (which I will be posting here soon). The highlight on this album for me is the Romeo & Juliet.

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