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 Posted:   Feb 17, 2016 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

This Sir Adrian Boult version was the very first LP I bought around about 1960:

 Posted:   Feb 18, 2016 - 1:08 AM   
 By:   TheSeeker   (Member)

Dorati is always on the top but this recording by the ever-reliable Estonian is really fine - a balanced and moving performance with an especially good contribution from the choir:

What an odd interpretation. Some parts are way too hurried, others, especially the choral parts, are too slow.

Still preferring either the Ashkenazy or Kunzel conducted versions...

 Posted:   Feb 18, 2016 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

This is a terrible piece, near the bottom of Tchaikovsky's oeuvre.

If you MUST listen to this trivial piece, use Erich Kunzel's version. At least there are cannons to camouflage a little bit of the mess.

I believe the Kunzel is the one I have in DTS Surround. Love that cannon when things are all cranked up.

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