Telarc International is renowned by audiophiles for its technical innovations and audio excellence. Since the late 1970s, Telarc has produced some of the most essential, coveted recordings of classical music, capturing performances by world-class musicians like Robert Shaw & the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn & the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Christoph von Dohnanyi & the Cleveland Orchestra. In the following years, Telarc has branched out to include jazz and blues with legends such as Oscar Peterson, George Shearing and Junior Wells. Telarc is noted for the high quality of its recordings, encapsulated in the slogan "The Telarc Sound". Its 1979 high-definition digital recording of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture (the first ever) became a popular way for people to test the quality of their record-playing equipment and audio setups, as only high-quality and properly-tuned systems could play the hifi digital cannon shots properly.