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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker / André Previn


Release Date: 07/31/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 93233   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraAmbrosian Singers
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 26 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Previn's 1972 LSO version—reissued on Classics for Pleasure—emerges very favourably against the new competition. The recording is extremely vivid and the CD transfer a distinct success...woodwind and brass have plenty of colour and sonority and the balance is excellent. The performance is fresh and has a lively spontaneity. It is particularly good in the famous dances of Act 2, which have the orchestra on their toes." - Ivan March, Gramophone "Previn's 1972 LSO version—reissued on Classics for Pleasure—emerges very favourably against the new competition. The recording is extremely vivid and the CD transfer a distinct success...woodwind and brass have plenty of colour and sonority and the balance is excellent. The performance is fresh and has a lively spontaneity. It is particularly good in the famous dances of Act 2, which have the orchestra on their toes." - Ivan March, Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nutcracker, Op. 71 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1972 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 86 Minutes 4 Secs. 

Sound Samples

The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71: Miniature Overture
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act I: Decoration of the Christmas Tree
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act I: March
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act I: Children's Galop and Entry of the Parents
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act I: Arrival of Drosselmeyer
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act I: Grandfather's Dance
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act I: Departure of the Guests - Night
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act I: The Battle
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act I: The Forest of Fir Trees in Winter
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act I: Waltz of the Snowfalkes
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act II: Confiturembourg (The Kingdom of Sweets)
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act II: Entrance of Clara and the Prince
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act II, Divertissement: Chocolate (Spanish Dance)
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act II, Divertissement: Coffee (Arab Dance)
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act II, Divertissement: Tea (Chinese Dance)
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act II, Divertissement: Trepak (Russian Dance)
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act II, Divertissement: Dance of the Reed Flutes
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act II, Divertissement: Mother Gigogne
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act II: Waltz of the Flowers
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act II, Pas de deux (The Prince and the Sugar-Plum Fairy): Pas de deux
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act II, Pas de deux (The Prince and the Sugar-Plum Fairy): Variation I (Tarantella)
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act II, Pas de deux (The Prince and the Sugar-Plum Fairy): Variation II (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy) - Coda
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts Op. 71, Act II: Final Waltz and Apotheosis
Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture
Marche slave Op. 31
1812 Overture Op. 49
Cinderella - Ballet in three acts Op. 87, Act I: The Spring Fairy (Presto)
Cinderella - Ballet in three acts Op. 87, Act I: The Summer Fairy (Andantino sognando)
Cinderella - Ballet in three acts Op. 87, Act I: The Autumn Fairy (Allegro moderato)
Cinderella - Ballet in three acts Op. 87, Act I: The Winter Fairy (Allegro moderato)
Cinderella - Ballet in three acts Op. 87, Act II: Pas de deux: The Prince and Cinderella (Adagio)
Cinderella - Ballet in three acts Op. 87, Act II: Waltz-Coda (Allegro espressivo)
Cinderella - Ballet in three acts Op. 87, Act II: Midnight (Allegro moderato)

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