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Diana Krall "The Look of Love" DVD-A has both acoustic jazz and full orchestra on it. Highly recommended...


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The Telarc 1812 Overture recording is a pretty good disc.
And it certainly will show what a subwoofer can really do! (Or not do....;))

Even just the stereo CD of that, can give a good system a thorough workout!
 

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And it certainly will show what a subwoofer can really do! (Or not do....;))

Even just the stereo CD of that, can give a good system a thorough workout!
Amen to that. Look here for a mini review I did on the Grand daddy of 1812's:
http://www.***************.com/htsth...&o=186&fpart=1

This is still a great disk and believe it compares well to the Telarc still.


Xavier, the Beethoven 6 is one of the pillars of the classical community. A condensed version was featured in Fantasia in the Greek mythology portion.

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The 1812 Overture is a fairly short work by Tchaikovsky, musically recounting Russia's victory over Napoleon's French army in 1812. It calls for a full symphony orchestra--and cannons!!


Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 is called the Pastorale. It is a beautiful, melodic work, but certainly not the loud, dynamic type of music that the 1812 Overture is.


Very few symphonies use an organ, which is usually a solo instrument. The notable exception is Saint-Saen's Symphony No. 3, also called the Organ Symphony. There is also an organ in Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, which has a great deal of loud, dynamic music.
 

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The "Telarc 1812 Overture" uses recordings of actual cannon fire so it's more of a "crack" like a firecracker than a low-pitched "boom". Still a good recording though.
 

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The 1812 Overture is a fairly short work by Tchaikovsky, musically recounting Russia's victory over Napoleon's French army in 1812. It calls for a full symphony orchestra--and cannons!!


Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 is called the Pastorale. It is a beautiful, melodic work, but certainly not the loud, dynamic type of music that the 1812 Overture is.


Very few symphonies use an organ, which is usually a solo instrument. The notable exception is Saint-Saen's Symphony No. 3, also called the Organ Symphony. There is also an organ in Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, which has a great deal of loud, dynamic music.
For Beethoven, his most dynamic as well as well known piece would be Beethoven's Ninth.


While I don't know about DVD-A specific releases, here are a few pieces you should look for that have great dynamics...


Orff - Carmina Burana

Stravinsky - The Right of Spring

Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathrustra (deep organ in the opening... best known as the theme from the movie 2001)

Bartok - Music for String Percussion and Celeste

Bartok - Concerto For Orchestra

Holst - The Planets

Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky

Wagner - Excerpts from the Ring (Ride of the Valkeryies is a great "loud piece"... well known as the scene in Apocolypse Now when the helicopters attack the village.... also Siegfried's Immolation scene is quit dynamic)

Respighi- Pines of Rome
 

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Try to find the "Prom at the Palace" (Classical) for Queen Elizabeth II and you might enjoy also the "Party at the Palace" (Rock & Pop) for presentation.
 

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If you want dynamics nothing is more dynamic than the Gladiator soundtrack. period. Even though it only on cd it's just ridiculous one second it veryquiet and peacful the very next second it's in your face loud it goes from ppp to fff lin a second (if you can read music you'll know what that means) plus it's a great soundtrack it won an oscar you know.


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