Something a little different to the kind of inane pop kind of thing I usually post around here.
When I was a kid, I listened to a lot of classical music. I say that like I had any choice in the matter but of course I didn’t: my parents’ record collection contained not just Country records, but a fair smattering of the more cerebral stuff too.
This is one piece which I’ve always loved, performed here by the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vladamir Ashkenazy. I have no idea if this is regarded as a fine rendition or not, it just happens to be the one that I own. Note the inclusion of “Authentic Cannons and Bells from St Petersburg” in the recording, which is code for “Play it Loud”: