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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker / Septura


Release Date: 11/08/2019 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8574157  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Simon CoxAlan ThomasHuw MorganDerek Jacobi,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Brass instruments are a vital part of the festive fabric of Christmas, and Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet The Nutcracker is made even more joyful with the brassy brilliance of Septura. Narrated by preeminent actor Derek Jacobi, The Nutcracker is set on Christmas Eve, with music both rapturous and fantastical. It tells the story of how young Clara’s favorite present, a nutcracker shaped like a little man, turns into a handsome prince at midnight. Septura has been acclaimed by Brass Band World for its ‘stylistic perfection’ and ‘beautifully portrayed artistry.’ Brass instruments are a vital part of the festive fabric of Christmas, and Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet The Nutcracker is made even more joyful with the brassy brilliance of Septura. Narrated by preeminent actor Derek Jacobi, The Nutcracker is set on Christmas Eve, with music both rapturous and fantastical. It tells the story of how young Clara’s favorite present, a nutcracker shaped like a little man, turns into a handsome prince at midnight. Septura has been acclaimed by Brass Band World for its ‘stylistic perfection’ and ‘beautifully portrayed artistry.’ Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nutcracker, Op. 71 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Simon Cox (Trumpet), Alan Thomas (Trumpet), Huw Morgan (Trumpet),
Derek Jacobi (Spoken Vocals), Matthew Gee (Trombone), Matthew Knight (Trombone),
Daniel West (Bass Trombone), Peter Smith (Tuba), Scott Lumsdaine (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Notes: (arr. Matthew Knight and Simon Cox for brass septet and percussion)
(version with narration) 

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