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Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker - Stravinsky: Divertimento / Kitajenko, Gurzenich-Orchestra Cologne


Release Date: 11/18/2016 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 448  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyIgor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Dmitrij Kitajenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne with its Conductor Laureate Dmitri Kitaienko proudly present magical music illustrating the story of Nutcracker and Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffmann and Alexandre Dumas. A Nutcracker performance can hardly be more authentic than this – especially since the artists are presenting us here with the entire ballet, not merely the Suite (Op. 71a). The ballet is complemented by the Suite from The Fairy’s Kiss by Stravinsky – composed in 1928 and arranged a number of times. It became world famous through the choreography by George Balanchine for the old New York Metropolitan Opera in 1937, later also for the City Center of Music and Drama as well as Lincoln Center, New York. The Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne with its Conductor Laureate Dmitri Kitaienko proudly present magical music illustrating the story of Nutcracker and Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffmann and Alexandre Dumas. A Nutcracker performance can hardly be more authentic than this – especially since the artists are presenting us here with the entire ballet, not merely the Suite (Op. 71a). The ballet is complemented by the Suite from The Fairy’s Kiss by Stravinsky – composed in 1928 and arranged a number of times. It became world famous through the choreography by George Balanchine for the old New York Metropolitan Opera in 1937, later also for the City Center of Music and Drama as well as Lincoln Center, New York. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nutcracker, Op. 71 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitrij Kitajenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
2.
Divertimento - Suite after Le Baiser de la fée: IV. Pas de deux: c) Coda by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Dmitrij Kitajenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1928 
3.
Divertimento - Suite after Le Baiser de la fée: IV. Pas de deux: b) Variation by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Dmitrij Kitajenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1928 
4.
Divertimento - Suite after Le Baiser de la fée: IV. Pas de deux: a) Adagio by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Dmitrij Kitajenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1928 
5.
Divertimento - Suite after Le Baiser de la fée: III. Scherzo by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Dmitrij Kitajenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1928 
6.
Divertimento - Suite after Le Baiser de la fée: II. Danses suisses by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Dmitrij Kitajenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1928 
7.
Divertimento - Suite after Le Baiser de la fée: I. Sinfonia by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Dmitrij Kitajenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1928 

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