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|Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Johannes Wildner, Philharmonia Cassovia|
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture; Romeo and Juliet; Marche Slave; Capriccio Italien
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
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ANOTHER HOUR OF GREAT MUSIC DIGITALLY RECORDED from Amadis
Heather L. Parisi | St. Augustine, FL USA | 10/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is another great bargain from Amadis. This, like all their CDs, is digitally recorded and sounds just the way great music should. At only $3.00, it's quite a deal. Here's what you get in your hour [59:29]:
TRACK 1: Romeo & Juliet, Fantasy Overture - 19:14
TRACK 2: 1812 Overture, Opus 49 - 16:18
TRACK 3: Capriccio Italien, Opus 45 - 14:35
TRACK 4: MARCHE SLAVE, Opus 31 - 9:04
Johannes Wildner is a somewhat-renowned former violinist from the Vienna Symphony who has risen to be an international orchestral conductor. At the time this recording was made, June 9-12, 1990, at the House of Arts, in Kosice, he was chief conductor at the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Ko?ice (Slovakia, 1990-93). So I assume that the "Philharmonia Cassovia" is some derivation of the "Philharmonic Orchestra of Slovakia" as I can find no record of the "Philharmonia Cassovia" except on CDs of this label with Wildner as conductor. Since 1997, he has been the conductor of the "New Philharmonic Orchestra of Westphalia".
Having said all that, this is an excellent recording from beginning to end. All four tracks represent some of Tchaikovsky's most popular short works. I now plan to purchase other CDs of this series [I checked www.hnh.com for new releases and their catalog] and I have found that they are available via Amazon. The free shipping offer for purchases over $25 applies, making these too good to pass up. To find these recordings on Amazon among the thousands of others, simply do an "advanced search" putting "Wildner" in the "artist" slot and "Amadis" in the "label" slot. Nine $3 CDs will pop up as of today. Look under other labels allied with Amatis [check www.hnh.com] for additional recordings by Wildner and you'll find quite a few low-price, digital classical recordings of quality now also featuring the "New Philharmonic Orchestra of Westphalia"."