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Nureyev Box: Swan Lake, The Nutcracker & Don Quixote / Vienna State Opera


Release Date: 08/24/2018 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 747008  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyLéon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  Alexander IngramPaul ConnellyKevin Rhodes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
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This release features three of the most popular ballets in the original versions created by the world-famous ballet genius Rudolf Nureyev, with the Wiener Staatsballett, one of the greatest companies in the world. “A masterly performance in every respect.” (Die Presse about Swan Lake); “No version of The Nutcracker that we have ever seen has been more potently dramatic; few have displayed so sharp an imprint of personal style.” (Clive Barnes); “Elegant, romantic, delightful” (Die Presse); “Outstanding soloists.” (Der Standard); “A Don Quixote to love … Legris and company can count the evening a total success.” (Die Presse); As for the two
Read more principals, Maria Yakovleva and Denys Cherevychko as Kitri and Basil, no praise was high enough: “both are technically brilliant.” (Wiener Zeitung)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Swan Lake, Op. 20 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Alexander Ingram
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
2.
Nutcracker, Op. 71 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Paul Connelly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
3.
Don Quixote by Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  Kevin Rhodes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Russia 

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