A couple of warnings for those of you who might be considering buying this CD for Reiner's recording of the 1812 Overture. First, there is a massive cut in the middle of the overture. Reiner cuts the three-minute "development" right out from the middle of the piece. So, if you're looking for the complete overture, look elsewhere. Second, there are no cannons. Reiner doesn't even use the (very prominent and well-recorded) bass drum as a substitute. There is nothing, which is disappointing (especially since, in other respects, the performance is terrific).